Jerry Brown

Del Mar takes stand against Trump’s vision for offshore drilling

Del Mar takes stand against Trump’s vision for offshore drilling

Del Mar is taking a stand against President Donald Trump’s efforts to loosen restrictions on offshore drilling and energy exploration in federal waters — the first city south of Los Angeles County to do so.

The Del Mar City Council unanimously agreed on Oct. 16 to call on California’s congressional delegation to join the city in making clear that expanded offshore drilling poses too great a threat to the state’s $44.8 billion ocean economy.

The move puts Del Mar alongside 10 other California cities opposed to Trump’s executive order that aims to undo a host of protections Barack Obama put in place shortly before leaving office. Under Trump’s America-First Offshore Energy...

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