Opposition to Trump Drilling Decision Explodes
Opponents to all thing Trump are focusing on reduced regulations for offshore drilling. Have you ever fished a rig? Try it.
We catch a lot of fish in the Gulf of Mexico rigs - lots. That said, the Deep Horizon spill into the waters off of our coasts cannot be ignored - it was scary. What a lot of people do not know is that the only reason there are such deep rigs in the Gulf is not because the oils is allready gone from shallow water - regulations drove the companies into the deep water. Hopefully the accident taught the drillers a lesson and will allow the people on the rigs to shut them down without asking somebody for permission to do so.
Our rigs are rich in fish - they all are. Should we stop using oil? That's your call. But it is all over the place if we look for it.
Using a familiar backdrop of the Jersey Shore, U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-6th Dist.) gathered on the boardwalk in Belmar to announce the reintroduction of a bill that would ban offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean.
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