by Countable | 3.7.18
The public has until March 9 to comment on the Trump administration’s expanded offshore drilling proposal.
The plan would allow offshore oil and gas drilling in nearly all U.S. waters. It would also increase drilling sites in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska, and reinstate leasing sites in the Pacific Ocean.
Comments can be submitted here.
"This is a clear difference between energy weakness and energy dominance. We are going to become the strongest energy superpower."
The top-ranking Democrat on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington, led the coalition of 22 Democrats in a letter to Zinke.
"The opportunity for the public to provide input on the Draft Proposed Program is critical given the new, large scope of the Draft Proposed Program and its potential impacts on coastal communities and economies, the marine environment, and climate," they wrote, adding:
"We do not believe that the 23 currently announced ‘open house’ style meeting are adequate in duration, location, nor format needed to meet the public input requirements."
Do you support the proposal? Does it help America embark on a "new path for energy dominance"? Or does it pose, as environmentalists have said, a “grave threat”? Hit Take Action and tell your reps, then share your thoughts below.
And be sure to submit your comments here.
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