Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Stop Trump from drilling for oil off California's majestic coast

Stop Trump from drilling for oil off California's majestic coast

Another strong Trump supporter, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), broke ranks with the administration and came out against the offshore drilling plan.

The plan is also likely to face resistance from lobbyists of tourism industry, fishing industry, and coastal industries as opening offshore waters to oil and gas drilling means a devastating impact on all these industries.

Marco Rubio, a Republican, in a statement asked Zinke "to recognize the Florida Congressional delegation's bipartisan efforts to maintain and extend the moratorium in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, and remove this area for future planning purposes".

The congressman led a bipartisan letter to Zinke in May asking that the administration maintain the status quo on regions now off-limits to drilling, citing in part the 1969 Santa Barbara blowout that coated 35 miles of shoreline in oil and killed 3,700 seabirds along with an untold number of fish and marine mammals. "Nothing is final yet, and our department is continuing to engage the American people to get to our final product", he said. Our State has banned offshore drilling for a reason: "because we don't want it and because we know what happens when it goes wrong", Becerra said in a statement. The proposal follows Trump's executive order in April encouraging more drilling rights in federal waters, part of the administration's strategy to help the USA achieve "energy dominance" in the global market.

"To kick off a national discussion, you need a national plan - something that has been lacking the past several years", said Randall Luthi, president of the National Ocean Industries Association.

The five-year plan is a draft proposal to replace a previous plan put in place by the Obama administration to cover the period from 2017 to 2022.

Nelson calls that, "an assault on Florida's economy, our national security, the will of the public and the environment".

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Coastal counties, including Dare and its towns, as well the administration of Gov. Roy Cooper are on record opposing offshore drilling.

Canary CEO Dan Eberhart on Monday said the Trump administration's proposal will ultimately lead to America buying less foreign oil, which in turn will stimulate job growth. The document released last week announcing the new Gulf leases claims that the rule changes "would fortify the Administration's objective of facilitating energy dominance though encouraging increased domestic oil and gas production".

The tragedy BP's Deep-water Horizon resulted in the death of 11 workers and a spill of nearly five million barrels of oil in the sea; in addition to nearly $ 40,000 million in fines and cleaning for the company, according to Politician.

Taylor says Trump's proposal to permit drilling in most USA continental shelf waters, unveiled last week, didn't factor into his decision. However, signs of recovery outside of the United States were already showing.

"The central coast knows too well the damage caused by oil spills, our local economies and fragile ocean ecosystems can not afford another disastrous spill", Carbajal said in a statement. But it takes a lot more than a few million gallons of oil to "destroy" an ecosystem.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called it "nothing more than a corporate giveaway to polluters who want to destroy our environment and our planet".

The Trump administration is set to open vast amounts of USA coastline for oil exploration. However, a number of factors may delay development of potential offshore oil reserves for years.

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