One environmental advocate said that industry-friendly attorney Tommy Beaudreau "has failed to stand up to the fossil fuel industry when it mattered most, and he'll likely fail again if confirmed to this critical position."
As Nation Transfixed by Impeachment, Trump Quietly Provides Offshore Drilling Industry 'Sweetheart Giveaway'
Former lobbyist turned Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, says critic, probably assumed gift "to his former oil and gas client would slip by unnoticed."
'Definition of Insane Greed': Investing Billions in New Projects, Fossil Fuel Corporations Undermining World's Climate Targets
"These dirty fossil fuel companies are not getting the message, let alone acting on the urgency of the climate crisis."
'Recipe for Disaster': Trump Guts Offshore Drilling Rules Put in Place After Deepwater Horizon Spill
"We should be implementing new safety reforms, not rolling back the few safety measures currently in place."
Groups Warn Against Trump Effort to Unleash 'Fracking Frenzy' by Unlocking Million+ Acres of Public Land for Drilling
"There's no place for this backwards plan in California's clean energy future."
'This Is a Big Deal': Warren Vows to Ban New Leases for Fossil Fuel Drilling Offshore and on Public Lands
"Sen. Warren just set a new bar for #ClimateLeadership."
Trump Uses 'Art of Distraction' to Push Through Dangerous Policies Like Offshore Drilling, Interior Official Admits
In the coming weeks, the Trump administration will unveil its official proposal to open up the Atlantic to drilling—as many are distracted by the president's manufactured national emergency and erratic conduct
Trump Greenlights Another 'Violent, Destructive' Assault on Marine Life With Seismic Testing Approval
Trump, warn conservationists, is essentially giving the fossil fuel industry the permission "to harass, harm and possibly even kill marine life... all in the pursuit of dirty and dangerous offshore oil."
'Disaster Waiting to Happen' as Trump Quietly Approves Massive Oil Drilling Project in Arctic Waters Off Alaska Coast
"This project sets us down a dangerous path of destroying the Arctic. We'll keep fighting this project and any new ones that follow."
'Belly Flop': With Only One Percent of Leases Sold, Even Fossil Fuel Industry Understands Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan Is Ridiculous
"Even corporate polluters aren't buying what Zinke's selling."