Offshore Drilling Plan Bridges Political Divide

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by: Priscilla Rivas

“Have you seen what’s happening in the news?” is a question that seems to cause a lot of stress for environmentalists lately. From taking the phrase “climate change” out of the National Security Strategy, to drastically shrinking national monuments, the Trump Administration has stirred a lot of controversy around environmental issues. Such moves are commonly opposed by Democrats, and supported by Republicans. Trump’s latest plan for offshore drilling, however, is facing opposition from both sides of the aisle. In such divisive times, it is notable that an environmental regulation may be the one to bring Republicans and Democrats together.

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