Horrible! The Trump administration just announced they're making new plans to expand drilling off America's coasts.
The announcement that this administration will develop a new Five Year Plan for offshore drilling, made July 3 by Secretary Zinke, reopens plans to drill off our coasts, creating a potential for wide-scale disaster in our oceans. It also brazenly ignores permanent protections put in place for the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, and hits reset on the plan the Obama administration completed only 6 months ago.
Disaster after disaster has shown that Big Oil and Gas cannot be trusted. Their track record includes the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, a failed attempt by Shell to drill in the Arctic Ocean, the Deepwater Horizon tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico, a major oil spill off the Santa Barbara coast, and the oil spill and leak of gas in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. These tragedies can not be allowed to happen again.
We will not not allow this administration to jeopardize our communities, waters, and wildlife! Take action now to tell Secretary Zinke: the people have spoken -- no drilling off our coasts!