Drilling off our coasts

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is accepting comments on the Department of the Interior’s proposed opening of 90% of US coasts to offshore oil drilling — even in states that don’t want it. At the same time, Congress is moving to dismantle safety regulations that were enacted after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. You know, they one that wrecked 1,313 miles of coastline. Even without the pretty much inevitable spill, offshore oil causes pollution. Today, I wrote to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management during its public comment period to tell them to keep oil rigs away from our coasts.

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