Huffington Post: California to Challenge Trump's Executive Order On Offshore Drilling

May 19, 2017

Hours after Trump signed the order, California state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) announced plans to introduce legislation to protect state waters from expanded drilling. 

Jackson told reporters said she plans to amend Senate Bill 188 next week to prohibit the State Lands Commission from allowing any new leases in state waters for construction of pipelines or other infrastructure related to petroleum development. If approved, the legislation would protect waters three miles off the California coast. Beyond that, the water is federal jurisdiction.

“For the sake of our environment, our economy and our quality of life, the door that Trump wants to open to more offshore oil and gas drilling must be closed shut,” Jackson said. “President Trump and his oil industry cronies may want to drill, but we’re going to prevent that from being feasible.” 

Huffington Post: California to Challenge Trump's Executive Order on Offshore Drilling