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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Shea-Porter Opposes Trump Administration Plan to Allow Drilling in All U.S. Waters

January 4, 2018
Press Release
Proposal Would Open Atlantic and Arctic Coasts to Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement opposing today’s Trump Administration plans to allow drilling in all U.S. waters:

“I served on the House Natural Resources Committee during the Deepwater Horizon spill, and helped pass new protections to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again. Now, the Trump Administration is proposing a far-fetched plan to dramatically expand offshore drilling that would set the stage for a Deepwater-scale catastrophe off New Hampshire’s beautiful Seacoast. This proposal puts New Hampshire’s Seacoast communities and our nation’s environment at risk. I will fight alongside the seven coastal state Governors, both Republican and Democratic, who have already spoken out against today’s proposal to make sure it is firmly rejected.”

 

BACKGROUND

  • Governors, scientists, fishermen, and the U.S. Navy have joined thousands of citizens and groups in voicing strong opposition to allowing oil and gas drilling on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf.
  • Oceana, a non-profit conservation group that monitors fisheries and pollution, called today’s proposal “a recipe for disaster.”
  • Offshore drilling was responsible for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history.
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