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California Protests Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plan

California Protest Offshore Driling
California to protest offshore drilling plan proposed by the Trump Administration.

The Trump administration has proposed to increase the offshore oil drilling in the United States. Environmental activists in California are protesting this proposal by siting potential damage to wildlife and oil spills.

According to Reuters, “On Wednesday, California officials sent a formal letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management demanding that the Pacific coast be removed from the program. The State Lands Commission, which must approve any new pipelines, said in the letter it would not permit the movement of oil from new offshore leases to pass through state land or water…

…William Brown, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s chief environmental officer, said state input is taken seriously, and has resulted in past drilling plans being scaled back.”

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