Trump Order on Offshore Drilling is a Political Stunt More Than a Real Threat to Fisheries (Opinion)
SEAFOODNEWS.COM (Editorial opinion) by John Sackton January 5, 2018
We have been deluged with press releases and new stories this morning reacting to the executive order by President Trump opening up virtually all US coastal waters to oil drilling.
This is something that has been opposed for more than 50 years by both the fisheries and tourism industries, and is opposed by all coastal states except for Alaska, and those in the Gulf of Mexico where drilling is already taking place.
We doubt this decision will stand.
First of all, the oil markets are not signaling any strong interest in offshore drilling, although they do want the...
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