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Monday, May 08, 2017

Trump’s Order Renews Battle Over Offshore Drilling

OCEAN CITY — President Trump late last week signed an executive order reopening vast areas off the mid-Atlantic coast, including Ocean City and Assateague, to offshore oil exploration and drilling, renewing a years-long battle that resulted in the previous administration reversing the plan.

Communities up and down the east coast and throughout the mid-Atlantic region breathed a collective sigh of relief last March when the Obama administration reversed course on a controversial plan to lease three million acres off the mid-Atlantic coast to offshore drilling for oil and natural gas reserves. The federal government’s reversal came after a year of strong opposition to the proposal from local, state and elected officials, environmental advocacy groups and hundreds of coastal communities on the coast whose economies rely on clean oceans, healthy natural resources, tourism and commercial and recreational fishing.

Last Friday, Trump issued an executive order aimed at expanding offshore drilling for oil and gas and directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to begin reviewing a five-year plan to open areas deemed off limits by the Obama administration’s moratorium last March.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just put the wind turbines on top of the oil drilling platforms.

Anonymous said...

OC is ok with this as long as they can put a tax on it.

Anonymous said...

DRILL BABY DRILL

Anonymous said...

Don't worry OC. You won't be able to SEE them.

Anonymous said...

9:06 yep, jobs and cheaper gas. What's the problem?

Anonymous said...

They should do it on Assateague since so many people live in OC. No one will be affected if the oil spills down there.

Anonymous said...

Yeah that's right 518! People are going to DIE and dirty air and water will pollute the world. Oi. People get a f-ing grip you sound like morons.

I Threw Up My Oil Laced Water When I Read This Post! said...

and out comes the lunatic fringe ready to sh&& all over everything anyone does to bring back productivity and prosperity to America. You people are so amateurish it's sickening.

I Threw Up My Oil Laced Water When I Read This Post! said...

It's been five days since Congress Repealed Obamacare. Anyone Dead Yet?

Anonymous said...

Just wait until black tar balls and oil wash up on the beaches. Ask anyone from LA or TX about the gulf coast oil spills.