California Protests Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plan

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 …

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board May Soon Be Obsolete

The Trump administration has proposed to eliminate the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation board as one of the many agencies they hope to rid of under the $4.1 trillion full-year budget. The administration is experiencing some push back especially after last week’s explosion in Quinton, Oklahoma where five workers lost their lives. As reported by …

Fuel-Efficiency Standards: California Has To Compromise

State leaders of California have pushed against the Trump administration on a number of issues: taxes, climate change, and immigration. These same leaders can now add environmental regulations to their list. The Washington Examiner has said, “California, which can set its own fuel efficiency standards, has fought the Environmental Protection Agency over the proposed weakening …

Trump’s Plan To Open California’s Coasts To Drilling Will Probably Fall Flat

An article in the Los Angeles Times cites state regulators and simple economics as reasons why new offshore drilling opportunities, promised by the Trump administration, will probably amount to nothing more than a few news headlines. The piece maintains that “California has powerful legal tools to head off new offshore development, and the price of …