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    With Nation Transfixed by Impeachment, Trump Admin Quietly Serves Offshore Drilling Companies a ‘Sweetheart Giveaway’

    With Nation Transfixed by Impeachment, Trump Admin Quietly Serves Offshore Drilling Companies a ‘Sweetheart Giveaway’

    By Andrea Germanos Interior Secretary David Bernhardt was condemned Monday for a proposed policy shift on offshore drilling panned as a “sweetheart giveaway” for a former client. The new extraction-encouraging proposal was announced last month in a report by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), two […]

    Trump Admin Maps the Ocean for Industry Exploitation

    Trump Admin Maps the Ocean for Industry Exploitation

    By Hallie Templeton As part of its Blue Economy initiative, the Trump administration has developed a map to provide ocean industries information on areas ripe for oil rigs and floating factory farms. The map brands these areas as “ocean neighborhoods.” Though that sounds pretty cozy, it is nothing close to reality. What’s in store for […]

    New York State Bans Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

    New York State Bans Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

    By Alison Chase Governor Andrew M. Cuomo hammered home New York’s vehement opposition to harmful and outdated offshore drilling Monday by signing A. 2572/ S. 2316. The legislation, sponsored by Assemblyman Steve Englebright and Senator Todd Kaminsky and passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature the first week of February, amends state law to: Ban oil and […]

    Trump Administration Halts Plan to Expand Offshore Drilling After Court Ruling Upholds Ban

    Trump Administration Halts Plan to Expand Offshore Drilling After Court Ruling Upholds Ban

    The Trump administration will shelve its plans to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic following a recent court decision blocking drilling off the Alaskan coast, Interior Department Secretary David Bernhardt said Thursday. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Bernhardt said that the potentially years-long appeals process for last month’s ruling “may […]

    ‘This Is a Big Deal’: Warren Vows to Ban New Leases for Fossil Fuel Drilling Offshore and on Public Lands

    ‘This Is a Big Deal’: Warren Vows to Ban New Leases for Fossil Fuel Drilling Offshore and on Public Lands

    By Jessica Corbett Environmental activists and advocacy groups praised Sen. Elizabeth Warren Monday after she promised that if she is elected president in 2020, she will ban new fossil fuel extraction leases for federally controlled lands and waters. “It is wrong to prioritize corporate profits over the health and safety of our local communities,” the […]