U.S. House votes to protect ocean economies from offshore drilling

Oregon coastal advocates are joining businesses from all over the West Coast to applaud a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives that protects large portions of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) planning areas from new offshore drilling and along with them, the coastal economies and jobs that rely on a clean and healthy ocean.

The Sept. 11 votes stand in direct opposition to the Interior Department’s proposal to open up 90 percent of U.S. waters to new offshore drilling and address the need for certainty in federal waters, alignment with state legislation protecting state waters and, in Oregon, the fleet’s

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