7-year ban on domestic drilling

Themes

State: --
Country: USA
Theme: Clean Water
Completion Date: December 01 2010
Status: Victory

On December 1st, the Obama Administration announced that they will not open new offshore drilling leases along the continental United States for the next seven years. This is a reversal from plans, announced in March 2010, to open new leases in the south Atlantic, eastern Gulf of Mexico and in Alaska.