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A new wave of legislation against offshore drilling

By | Kelsey Lamp
Protect Our Oceans, Associate

Earlier this month, a group of legislators from both coasts signed onto a wave of eight bills in Congress aimed at blocking the Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan.

Back in January, when the Trump administration announced plans to open 90 percent of U.S. coastlines to drilling, the opposition protested loudly. At Environment Florida Research & Policy Center, our take on the administration’s plan is this: it’s a disaster. Our coasts are too beautiful and the risks are too great, as the world saw with the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

Why we need the Clean Water Rule

By | John Rumpler
Senior Director, Clean Water for America Campaign and Senior Attorney

Why do we need federal protection under the Clean Water Act if there are also state laws designed to protect our rivers and streams? The answer is that, all too often, state officials fail to enforce their own laws or side with politically-powerful polluters.

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