The operation of oil wells on the continental shelf, sometimes in water hundreds of feet deep.
Note: Public debate about offshore drilling concentrates on the possibility that large oil spills will occur, with subsequent damage to the coastal environment.
Kate Sheppard on why Obama should now rethink his support for offshore drilling—or risk giving up on the climate-change fight.
President Obama has recently come under fire for his offshore drilling plan.
If only our policies with regard to regulation of oil companies and offshore drilling had been more strict.
He recently launched an online petition calling for a moratorium on any expansion of offshore drilling.
Coastal state members of Congress are calling for offshore drilling moratoriums citing the protection of fishers.
If only the president had shut down Interior's Mineral Management Service instead of opening up new offshore drilling sites.