NRDC: Obama Administration Excludes Atlantic from Oil, Gas Drilling

WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–March 15, 2016 – The Obama Administration this morning announced plans to exclude the waters off the Atlantic coast from oil and gas drilling.

The following is a statement by Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“By dropping the Atlantic from oil and gas leasing, the administration is standing up to Big Oil and protecting our coastal communities that rightly fear a BP-style disaster. Next, the president should finish the job, honor his historic climate agenda, and protect future generations by using his authority to permanently end the threat of drilling in the Atlantic and the Arctic.”

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