REP. AMI BERA CONDEMNS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S OFFSHORE DRILLING ANNOUNCEMENT
Sacramento, CA – Congressman Ami Bera released the following statement condemning the Trump administration’s offshore drilling announcement, opening the East and West coast to oil and gas drilling:
"As kid who grew up enjoying our beautiful California beaches, this decision is a travesty. Instead of embracing energy sources that keep our air and water clean, President Trump is doubling down on drilling California’s coastline.
I am seriously concerned about the potential environmental and public health risks that come with offshore drilling. We must defend our coastline and the environment from disaster, such as the BP oil spill that did such tremendous damage. Moving towards a clean energy future would ensure we create 21st century jobs and safeguard a clean environment to pass on to our children and grandchildren. This decision takes us backwards.”