“We have one ocean,” Josh Stein says, threatening offshore drilling legal action

Refugio Beach, California, oil along the coastline. Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care.


North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has assembled a coalition of attorneys general from 11 other coastal states calling for the U.S. Interior Department to cancel the Trump administration’s plan to expand offshore drilling…

Read Full Article; News & Observer (02-01-2018)

State attorneys general are spoiling for a fight over Trump’s offshore drilling plan; The Washington Post (02-02-2018)
As Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke prepared to travel to the Carolinas to discuss offshore drilling, state attorneys general condemned the Trump administration’s plan to expand development of oil and gas in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans as “outrageous” and “reckless.” Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh (D), one of a dozen state attorneys general on the two coasts to co-sign a letter Thursday that called on Zinke to cancel the proposal, said, “We intend to sue if they go forward with this, unquestionably. We’re going to do everything we possibly can to stop it…”

Trump Spares NO Coast, Every State at Risk: A Call To Take Action, By NRDC; NRDC (01-05-2018)

Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling; The New York Times (01-04-2018)