Trump proposed a massive expansion of offshore drilling—what can states do?

Holly Doremus and Jordan Diamond quoted by Ars Technica, Jan. 6, 2018

Doremus added that there’s another way states can make trouble for the federal government: by denying permits for onshore support equipment. “It’s tough to have an offshore oil production facility without some onshore support activities. … States control whether and where those can be built within state boundaries…”

Jordan Diamond … told Ars, “we are proposing opening up vastly increased offshore areas to oil production, many of which are in ecologically extremely sensitive areas, while we remove safety regulations and operate under an outdated restoration framework.”