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Last week, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke unveiled a draft plan that would open up more than 90% of United States waters for possible oil exploration and development, including along the Atlantic seaboard and the coast of Maine. In his announcement, Zinke stated, “Responsibly developing our energy resources on the Outer Continental Shelf in a safe and well-regulated way is important to our economy and energy security, and it provides billions of dollars to fund the conservation of our coastlines, public lands and parks … The important thing is we strike the right balance to protect our coasts and people while still powering America and achieving American Energy Dominance.”
Do you support opening up more U.S. waters, including the Gulf of Maine, to possible oil exploration and development?

01/11/18 AT 07:46 AM
This administration is too focused on grabbing onto everything money. They have a total disregard for the environment and for other industries. Seeking alternatives to current renewable resources is far more future planning than trying to mine the last drop of oil from earth. As we approach 9 billion people on earth, everything we use today will disappear much faster than we have experienced to date. It's time to wake up and look further ahead.

01/11/18 AT 07:44 AM
No such thing as safe drilling for oil on the Outer Continental Shelf. Too big a risk to our fishing communities, our environment and our tourist economy...not to mention our way of life.

01/10/18 AT 03:44 PM
In the Gulf of Maine, there is exploration already, and extraction! It is by Canada!. The risk is already present, and we buy the fuel. Why not drill and process it ourselves. It could save the Maine economy, and solve Disgusta's tax and spend problems!

01/10/18 AT 03:18 PM
This is an irresponsible, unbelievably shortsighted plan.

01/10/18 AT 01:53 PM
Absolutely not! Our oceans are dying as it is and are part of an ecosystem we only are beginning to understand in terms of their impact on climate. No. No. No.

01/10/18 AT 01:24 PM
Absolutely not! This is not sustainable or renewable. It's harmful to our oceans' habitat and wildlife, and detrimental to our planet. Let's try this: renewable sources, such as plant matter, solar power, wind power, wave power, geothermal power and tidal power.

01/10/18 AT 12:58 PM
The cost-benefit analysis doesn't work out in favor of Maine: tourism and fisheries bring jobs and money into the state. They can be seriously affected by an accident or a spill. Oil extraction benefits people 'from away' and hardly puts any money or jobs in Maine. Let's focus on clean energy instead!

01/10/18 AT 12:33 PM
Definitely NOT. Considering that the Trump administration has eased regulations and safety measures for the oil industry, the future disasters will be worse than the Deepwater Horizon spill off the coast of Louisiana in 2010. Only the most selfish fools would consider this a good idea. Note: and and

01/10/18 AT 12:18 PM
It is exactly the opposite of what Maine needs or what the planet needs.

01/10/18 AT 12:01 PM
Especially if this takes us one step closer to being energy independent of the Middle East so that we no longer need imported oil.