In Canada and the U.S., Thursday was a big day of big setbacks for Big Oil’s offshore drilling plans.
And it's no wonder. Offshore drilling poses serious risks to marine ecosystems, the climate, tourism, fisheries, and coastal communities, with the rewards going to large corporations like BP.
GROWING U.S. OPPOSITION TO OFFSHORE DRILLING
In the U.S., opposition to offshore drilling is growing beyond traditional opponents. As a result, a Trump official confirmed on Thursday that the expansion of seismic testing and drilling for fossil fuels are now on hold there indefinitely.