Offshore drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) carries many environmental risks and is broadly opposed by both the public and the governors of affected states. By banning offshore drilling in the Pacific OCS and Atlantic OCS, this bill would ensure that public opinion and concerns are respected in policymaking with regard to the OCS.
Drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) is an important revenue source for both federal and state budgets. Thanks to technological advancements, it can now be done safely and with minimal environmental impacts. Banning offshore drilling in the Pacific OCS and Atlantic OCS would endanger the United States’ economy and energy future.