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Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Expand Offshore Drilling

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Jan 4, 2018 – The Trump administration has just announced that it would open up vast new stretches of federal waters for offshore oil and gas drilling off the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

The Interior Department's newly proposed five-year outer continental shelf plan – which would offer 47 areas off America’s coastline for lease by oil and gas companies from 2019 to 2024 – is the largest expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling in US history and puts our ocean resources, wildlife, and coastal communities at risk of large spills.

Earth Island Executive Director David Phillips issued the following statement in response to the announcement:

“President Trump is beginning an all-out assault on marine ecosystems and all the whales, fish, and other wildlife that depend on them. It’s all part of his willingness to trash the environment and let the fossil fuel industry do whatever they want. To all those who have fought for decades to protect the precious environment of our outer continental shelf, it is time to stand up and stop this dangerous plan.”

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Six Ways of Seeing a Rhinoceros Auklet
We no longer know what to expect of our oceans.

A Bumpy Ride
Guyana’s ambitious low-carbon development initiative has not had it easy.

Big Food and Public Health Don’t Mix
The very brands perceived as the purveyors of healthy, clean cuisine are peddling sugary drinks and processed foods that are the source of ill health.

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Earth Island Updates

Canadian court rejects disclosure of Malaysian political family’s financial records

Little Hoover Committee Report Ignores Best Available Science in Favor of Logging

Can red wolves be saved again?

Flawed Fee Analysis Diverts Fur-trapping Costs to California Taxpayers

Update and Action to Support the US Shark Fin Elimination Act

Natural Pesticides Recipes for Gardens

Sarawak activists to attend Toronto court hearing on Taib finances

Berkeley workshop to teach about coyotes and how to live with them

National Monuments and Parks Under Attack, and How to Save Them

Stories From Our Past Weaving A Vision For Our Future

New Study:  Post-Fire Logging is a Threat to California Spotted Owl

Havens Elementary School Students Strive for a Healthy Watershed

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