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President Trump’s Offshore Drilling Executive Order an Affront to Coastal Communities

NEW YORK, NY – President Trump issued an Executive Order today that begins the process of vastly expanding offshore oil and gas drilling. Called “Executive Order Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy,” it directs a re-write of the five-year plan for offshore oil and gas development, with the goal of opening up more areas to ...

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Environmental Groups to Sue EPA Over Unsafe Waters in New York City

Lax Oversight Allows City and State to Evade Health Protections, Continue Massive Sewer Overflows NEW YORK, NY — A coalition of New York City and regional environmental organizations today initiated legal action against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to protect the health of people who swim, boat and fish in New York City waters – or ...

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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to EPA Regulatory Reform Process

Waterkeeper Alliance sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt today requesting an opportunity to discuss the EPA regulatory reform process and the efforts to identify regulations to be “repealed, replaced or modified to make them less burdensome,” pursuant to Executive Order 13777. The letter, signed by Executive Director Marc Yaggi, ...