But rather than risk the wrath of opponents, the administration is quietly trying to weaken a decades-old law that empowers states to slow or prevent drilling off their coasts.
Last year, then-
Offshore drilling is regarded as anathema to most residents in the
Notably, part of the impetus for the law was a 1969 oil spill off the coast of
Under the law, states can demand modifications to development that could affect their coastlines. According to a 2016 report from the
Now the administration is attempting to undermine that power at the same time it is hoping the
Overall, the issue reveals the Trump administration’s priorities. As Sen.
That includes the people of
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