For decades, the fossil fuel industry has been looking to set up drilling operations in the waters off the
If fishermen and environmentalists are standing side-by-side on the issue, you know it’s important. While the latest effort to stave off exploration — in the form of proposed legislation filed on
Unfortunately, the fishing grounds — and the rest of the
While fossil fuel executives say there are “no immediate plans” to start drilling off
While opening the grounds to drilling would have a disastrous effect for the centuries-old fishing industry, there is more at stake. Environmentalists say all manner of marine life will be put at risk, including the endangered North Atlantic right whale, which feeds in the waters off
“We need to do everything we can legislatively to block support for oil and gas exploration,”
Clarke was speaking to efforts by two Democratic
A proposal by state Rep.
“The Trump administration is clearly eager to promote fossil fuels for energy and is hostile to any sort of environmental concerns,” Cyr said. “Here in
While he has yet to weigh in on the new bill, Republican Gov.
“I think offshore drilling is a bad idea,” Baker said when asked about the proposed ban last week. “We have very important fishing industries up and down the coast that really matter to us and the people that work in that industry.”
The latest effort comes as Democratic Attorney General
Fishermen and environmentalists are united.
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