Oil and Chemical Spills

Solana Beach, Encinitas line up to oppose Trump’s offshore drilling plan

Solana Beach, Encinitas line up to oppose Trump’s offshore drilling plan

Solana Beach and Encinitas have joined the sweep of coastal towns lining up to oppose President Donald Trump’s efforts to open nearly all federal waters to drilling and energy exploration for the first time in decades.

The city councils of the coastal neighbors passed resolutions on Jan. 24 calling on Congress to block Trump’s plans, the 22nd and 23rd jurisdictions in California to do so. Oceanside, Coronado and Carlsbad are the only coastal cities in San Diego County that have not enacted similar resolutions.

While Trump signaled his intent nine months ago, it was a Jan. 4 announcement from Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke that set off a wave of outrage from coastal towns...

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