offshore oil drilling


Trump Wants to Allow Seismic Oil Surveys in the Atlantic Ocean

Companies can now apply for permits to shoot underwater airguns that hurt ecosystems to assess offshore drilling potential.


Trump wants to drill in waters Obama tried to protect

Under Trump’s five-year drilling plan, oil and gas companies will be able to purchase drilling rights in 47 regions in the three oceans, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, between 2019 and 2024.


These Scientists Say the US Should Ban Offshore Arctic Drilling Forever

The Obama Administration recently restricted all offshore Arctic drilling till at least 2022, but some scientists think it should never happen.


There’s Something Living In the Rocky Crust Beneath the Ocean Floor

Deep-ocean microbes could help us look for life on other planets.


Belize Drops Proposal for Offshore Oil Drilling on World’s Second Largest Barrier Reef

The Great Mayan Reef wowed Darwin and Cousteau, and was under threat of oil drilling by Belize's government. A civil movement to stop the plan forced Belize to drop its appeals aimed at opening offshore drilling.