Oil platform used for offshore drilling. Photo by: NASA / Wikimedia Commons
Oil platform used for offshore drilling. Photo by: NASA / Wikimedia Commons

The New Plan Could Take As Long As 18 Months to Finalize

Last Thursday members of the Trump Administration have begun moving forward with plans to start extracting oil with offshore drilling.

This move would mark the first time in decades that the federal government has moved forward with new plans to produce fossil fuels from dangerous practices regarding oil production off the coast of California.


With the amount of time that it would take the administration to finalize the plans, it could be very possible that the next president in 2020 could easily reverse these poor decisions.

Offshore drilling has caused numerous problems for different sections of the world. It is our responsibility to focus on producing clean, renewable energy to help sustain our environment.

Watch over the video by the Los Angeles Times on YouTube. Find out more on this subject with an article from the New York Times.

The New York Times reported:

‘Interior officials said they intended to hold 47 lease sales between 2019 and 2024, including 19 off the coast of Alaska and 12 in the Gulf of Mexico. Seven areas offered for new drilling would be in Pacific waters off California, where drilling has been off limits since a 1969 oil spill near Santa Barbara.’

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.