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Marin County Passes Resolution Opposing Offshore Drilling, Joining 25 Other California Communities

Trump Plan to Expand Offshore Leasing Meets Strong Resistance in California

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.— The Marin County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution today opposing new drilling off the California coast and fracking in existing offshore oil and gas wells. The vote makes Marin County the 26th California jurisdiction to approve similar resolutions since April 2017, when President Trump announced plans to drastically expand offshore drilling.

The resolutions respond to the Trump administration’s proposal to open the Pacific Ocean to new oil leases for the first time in more than 30 years. The draft five-year offshore leasing plan released Jan. 4 would subject almost all federal waters to new offshore drilling, including the currently protected Arctic and Atlantic oceans and eastern Gulf of Mexico.

This week’s resolution was sponsored by Marin…

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