Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in opposition to President Trump’s executive order on offshore drilling:
“Rather than developing a long-term energy plan that moves us away from dirty fossil fuels, the president has elected to sign another reckless and unnecessary executive order.
“This issue was settled. Coastal communities made it clear they don’t want offshore drilling. The president’s executive order ignores those concerns and the real threat of climate change to give oil and gas companies access to new areas that they do not need.
“The truth is we cannot drill our way to energy independence. We need to invest in safer, cleaner energy sources. California will fight this every step of the way. We do not want oil drilling off our coast. Period.