President Trump is trying to sell America’s coastlines to the oil and gas industry. But our ocean and our coastlines belong to all of us. This administration is rolling back protections for the Arctic and is poised to open some of America’s greatest treasures—including marine monuments and marine sanctuaries—to the risks of offshore oil and gas drilling. The president is even considering scrapping vital regulatory safeguards designed to prevent accidents and oil spills.
Opening up more of our coasts to offshore drilling is dangerous and short-sighted in and of itself; rolling back regulations and safeguards that protect our ocean and shorelines is even worse.