Fishing Report: Should we drill for oil and gas off RI coast?

Conservation groups are asking that the final 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Plan should maintain the exclusions for the areas left off limits under the previous plan, including in the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans and Eastern Gulf.

As fishermen we should ask ourselves how we feel about allowing drilling in the Atlantic as many U.S. residents and businesses are supporting these exclusions because of the value of maintaining clean shorelines and oceans for people, wildlife, fish and fishing.

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