Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (2010)

Offshore drilling is a loser

Offshore drilling is a loser

Ocean City may bill itself as a year-round resort, but it’s no secret that the Fourth of July marks the start of the real season — the eight or nine weeks of booked summer rentals, hotels at capacity, overflowing restaurants and shoulder-to-shoulder sunbathers on the beach that define the local economy. It is somewhat ironic that this past Monday also marked the beginning of Ocean City’s last chance to plead with the Trump administration to spare its tourism industry from the grave threat posed by off-shore drilling.

In late April, President Donald Trump signed an “America-First Offshore Energy Strategy” executive order directing the U.S....

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