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Trump Administration Proposes To Open 98% of U.S. Waters to Offshore Drilling, including the Mid-Atlantic!
The Trump Administration is set to release the Draft Proposed Program of the 2019-2024 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program on Monday, January 8th. The Department of Interior previewed the plan at a press conference on Thursday, January 4th. The plan proposes to open nearly the entirety of the country's offshore regions to oil and gas development.
Locally, the entire Atlantic from Maine to Miami is being considered in the plan, which would allow drilling as close as 3 miles to our coast.
ACT will be reviewing the plan upon its release on Monday, January 8th and posting more information as it becomes available. Please stay tuned for details.
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