I haven't heard news this good in a long time. The Obama administration's announcement to protect the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and both coasts from offshore drilling is a massive win for our oceans and every living thing that relies on them.
The Obama administration's decision to open 167 million acres of pristine ocean to drilling is poor policy. It threatens our coastal communities while perpetuating our dependence on dirty fossil fuels.
Obama came straight out of the blue this week with a decision to start up some crazy new offshore drilling campaign. It's an opportunity to ask some pretty substantive questions. Unfortunately, the media all had much better things to talk about.