Cover and text: The National Significance of California's Ocean Economy. (Eastern Research Group, Inc. for NOAA Office for Coastal Management, 2015)
Florida Is Exempted From Coastal Drilling. Other States Ask, ‘Why Not Us?’. (The New York Times, 1/10/2018)
Mr. Trump’s critics say the move highlights the president’s willingness to blatantly use the nation’s public lands and waters as political bargaining chips.
It also appears to illustrate the clumsiness with which the Trump administration drafts federal policies. By publicly putting forth the comprehensive new coastal drilling plan and then abruptly announcing a major change to it less than a week later, with little evident public or scientific review, the Interior Department appears to have opened itself to a wave of legal challenges.
President Trump’s offshore oil drilling plan revives longtime battle over California coast. (The Press-Democrat, 1/13/2018)
In California, a state estranged from expanded offshore oil extraction since the calamitous Santa Barbara oil spill in 1969, the new five-year drilling plan — an outgrowth of President Donald Trump’s “America-First” energy strategy announced in April — provoked virtually unanimous dissent.
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Text: North Carolina's Ocean Economy (2017)
Trump Administration Drops Florida From Offshore Drilling Plan. (The New York Times, 1/9/2017)
President Trump’s offshore oil drilling plan revives longtime battle over California coast
“I support the governor’s position that Florida is unique and its coasts are heavily reliant on tourism as an economic driver,” Mr. Zinke said in a statement after meeting Governor Scott in Florida. “I am removing Florida from consideration for any new oil and gas platforms.”