Bernhardt said the agency would delay indefinitely its five-year plan for oil and gas drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf as the case goes through the appeals process.
“By the time the court rules, that may be discombobulating to our plan,” Bernhardt told the
Southeastern environmental groups were cautiously optimistic about the announcement.
“I certainly hope that ‘indefinitely delayed’ is
Among those communities are Tybee,
“It suggests that the movement to stop the expansion of offshore drilling is working,” she said. “Many coastal leaders, local organizations, and businesses have worked hard to have their voices heard. And now, we must remain diligent and motivated in the movement to protect our oceans and coast.”
Supporters of offshore energy were also focused on reaching a final decision, though
“The Secretary’s statement certainly raises one eyebrow, but a further review of the Five Year Program under development due to a recent lower court decision regarding
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