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When our oceans are for sale, who benefits?

This article was made possible by the readers and supporters of AlterNet. If the Trump administration gets its way, nearly every coast on the continental United States and Alaska could be put at risk by offshore oil and gas drilling. The Interior Department is accepting public comments until March 9. Our federal government wants to auction ...


Let’s Sink Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plan | Dive Into Democracy

In a gift to polluting fossil fuel industries, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management recently released its new five-year plan (called the “Draft Proposed Program”) for offshore drilling. It’s a massive hand-out to the oil and gas industry that targets over 90 percent of the Outer Continental Shelf, impacting nearly every coastal state. This is ...


Don’t Let ‘Zombie’ Projects Come Back to Life! | Dive Into Democracy

Over the past year, we have seen the Trump Administration and members of Congress try to bring “zombie” projects back to life. These are projects that previous administrations rejected due to legitimate concerns about adverse environmental impacts. For example, two months into his presidency, President Trump approved the Keystone XL pipeline after it was rejected ...


Hartnett White Still Unfit to Lead Council on Environmental Quality

Co-written by Marc Yaggi and Gabrielle Segal UPDATE: The White House withdrew its nominee Kathleen Hartnett White to head the Council on Environmental Quality on Sunday, February 4. With the renomination of Kathleen Hartnett White, Trump is displaying, once again, that he prioritizes short-term profits over public health and the environment. President Trump has renominated Kathleen Hartnett White, ...


Adding Insult to Injury: More Offshore Drilling, Less Oversight | Dive Into Democracy

Not only is the Trump Administration proposing to massively increase the offshore areas open to oil and gas drilling, it also wants to let drilling companies skimp on safety measures. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has proposed changing regulations enacted in response to BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster, the largest oil spill in ...


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Trump Is Giving Our Oceans to the Oil Industry

Over the summer, we alerted you that at the direction of the Trump administration, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) was beginning to develop a  plan to open up more offshore areas to oil and gas drilling. On January 4, BOEM released its new five-year plan (called the “Draft Proposed Program”) for oil and ...


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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to President Trump’s Offshore Drilling 5-Year Plan

The Trump administration today announced its proposal to open the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, and Arctic Sea to offshore drilling. The plan would be the largest offering of offshore drilling rights in decades. Oil spills and other disasters caused by offshore drilling have devastating impacts on marine life and coastal economies, ...


Thank You for Your Commitment to Clean Water | Dive Into Democracy

We launched Dive into Democracy in March of 2017, at a time when we were becoming overwhelmed by a deluge of federal legislative and policy developments that threatened many of the environmental protections we spent years fighting for. Since then, we have published a blog post nearly every week. We hoped that Dive into Democracy ...


Trump Administration Grants Permits to Extend DAPL Through Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin, Threatening Jobs and Water Quality

The New Orleans District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers today issued a permit authorizing Bayou Bridge Pipeline, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, to construct a 162-mile crude oil pipeline through irreplaceable wetlands, communities, and farms stretching across Louisiana. The pipeline is the final leg of a cross-country mega-pipeline that connects the ...


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No More Budget Limbo | Dive Into Democracy

After wasting time pushing forward a disastrous tax plan, Congress is now scrambling to keep the federal government funded. Funding was set to run out on December 8, but Congress passed another continuing resolution to extend the deadline until December 22. This means that over the next week or so Congress will focus on coming ...