Policy analysis by Alizee Jean-Jacques, Raven Rice, and Lucas Ricci.
In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama stopped oil and gas development in the outer continental shelf to prevent future disasters, protect vital fisheries and ecosystems, and protect coastal communities. Ten years after the disaster, the Gulf has still not recovered from the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, yet President Trump has enacted Executive Order 13795 that aims to roll back these protective measures and open up the outer continental shelf for oil development. At the moment, the Executive Order is on hold due to litigation. Vote and stay vigilant to protect our oceans and coasts.
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