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    January 04, 2018 | 2:40 PM

    Statement From Ken Berlin, President and Ceo of the Climate Reality Project, on President Trump’s Proposed Offshore Drilling Expansion

    Today, the Trump administration announced a five-year offshore drilling proposal that would open up nearly all federal coastal waters for fossil fuel exploration. Ken Berlin, President and CEO of The Climate Reality Project, released the following statement in response to the announcement.
     
    "The only Americans who benefit from President Trump's controversial proposal to open up vast areas of our coastal waters to drilling are fossil fuel CEOs. Vocal and immediate bipartisan opposition to this move shows that it's completely at odds with what the American people want. Increasing offshore drilling puts the health of our planet and the lives and livelihoods of millions who rely on healthy coastlines at risk. This risk is completely unnecessary at a time when the plunging costs of solar and wind show that we can affordably and reliably power our nation and economy without destroying our environment and climate."
     
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