Offshore Drilling

The Trump administration announced a new regulatory decision Thursday that will open up nearly all U.S. coastal waters to offshore oil and gas drilling. This move would undo the ban that Barack Obama imposed on offshore drilling in 2016. Several political leaders from coastal states — both Democrats and Republicans — voiced opposition to ending to the ban on offshore drilling, citing concerns over the potential environmental impact.

Public Opinion Context
Americans typically favor protecting the environment over producing traditional U.S. energy supplies. CONT.

RJ Reinhart, Gallup