Offshore drilling is a serious threat to our climate, marine wildlife, and our coastal communities. The risks are just too high — we must keep these fossil fuels in the ground for good.
That's why thousands of concerned Americans urged President Obama to protect the Arctic and Atlantic over the past month. And the president listened. On December 20th, the White House announced that President Obama permanently blocked new offshore drilling in the Arctic and significant parts of the Atlantic. It will be hard for Donald Trump to reverse these protections because the law specifies that these areas are to be protected permanently.
This is just the beginning of the fight to protect our climate from Donald Trump.
As president, Trump will do everything he can to eliminate critical environmental safeguards, so we’re preparing for a long battle ahead.
But for now, take a moment to enjoy this victory.