Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Roll Back Off-Shore Drilling Ban

Jan 4, 2018
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration announced plans to dismantle a decades-old ban on oil and gas drilling on shorelines across the nation:
 
“The Trump Administration’s latest assault on environmental protections will throw open the floodgates to pollution, devastate small businesses which rely on the oceans, hamstring the military, and destroy good-paying jobs in America’s tourism industry.  
 
“The American people deserve smart, strong action to keep our communities healthy, clean and safe.  Yet, the Trump Administration is racing forward with its increasingly brazen attempts to loot our environment and our planet.  Just last week, the White House decided to give handouts to corporate polluters by ripping away safety protections enacted in the wake of the worst oil spill in American history.
 
“Americans from coast to coast will make their voices heard to oppose this blatant corporate giveaway.  Democrats will join with the American people, cities and states to fight for the future of our environment and our planet against the Trump Administration’s special interest agenda.”
 

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