• California could see more drilling rigs such as the Gail off of Santa Barbara in coming years, now that the feds are planning to reopen 98 percent of federal waters to drilling. Photo Credit: BOEM-OPA

    Conservation Groups Slam Trump Plan to Drill Off California Coast

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Staggering. Extreme. Radical. Dangerous. That’s how conservation groups are describing the Trump administration’s decision to open up 98 percent of U.S. federal waters to oil and gas drilling. The new draft five-year plan includes 47 lease sales – the largest number in...