Five-year drilling plan, no new offshore drilling will be allowed off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts or in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico
From an email I received from Oceana:
Today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that in the new five-year drilling plan, no new offshore drilling will be allowed off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts or in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.
The Administration had previously indicated support for exploration in the Atlantic Ocean, as well as in the Eastern Gulf. However, they now proposed a 5 year ban on new drilling. Plus, they announced the start of a new process to reconsider drilling in the Arctic’s Beaufort Sea, building on President Obama’s commitment to science and preparedness.
Senior Campaign Manager, Pollution Campaign
(Emphasis mine. Wtf is a “new process to reconsider…”? I guess I should just be happy about the good news part of this.)