offshore drilling

House Dems propose halt to drilling on public lands in broad climate bill

“The House already voted this year to bar drilling along nearly the entirety of the U.S. coastline. Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are also working on a bill that would push the U.S. to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.” House Dems propose halt to drilling on public lands in broad climate […]

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Interior hands out nearly 1,700 waivers to offshore drilling safety rules

“Right now, the public is in the dark about when and why these departures are being granted, and no set of criteria exists for whether a departure can be granted,” Hoskins said. “Given the industry’s documented deficient safety culture, the status quo creates opportunities for side-stepping rules that are vital to protecting human and environmental

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Coastal states mount bipartisan resistance as Trump forges ahead with offshore drilling plans

“We have every coastal community opposed to this,” said Wannamaker, with the caveat that Trump nonetheless “doesn’t seem to be listening” to the bipartisan outcry over drilling. That is likely to hold true as the administration pushes forward this year despite appeals from coastal states. BOEM is expected to release the OCS plan soon, according

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Interior hands out nearly 1,700 waivers to offshore drilling safety rules

“Right now, the public is in the dark about when and why these departures are being granted, and no set of criteria exists for whether a departure can be granted,” Hoskins said. “Given the industry’s documented deficient safety culture, the status quo creates opportunities for side-stepping rules that are vital to protecting human and environmental

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In response to Trump administration efforts, Oregon moves to ban offshore drilling

As the Trump administration eyes opening federal waters up to offshore drilling, states are fighting back. E.A. Crunden Twitter Oct 23, 2018, 11:17 am SHARE Face Rock viewed from above the beach in Face Rock State Park in Bandon Oregon on the southern Oregon coast. CREDIT: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images Oregon plans to permanently

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In bipartisan push, new Delaware law says ‘no drilling ever on our coastlines’

“Opposition to the Trump administration’s efforts to open the Atlantic Ocean up for drilling have been widespread. All East Coast state governors, with the exception of Maine’s Paul LePage, a Republican, have expressed dissent, with several seeking exemptions for their states.” In bipartisan push, new Delaware law says ‘no drilling ever on our coastlines’ Another

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