Decision to spare Florida from offshore drilling could help California

Eric Biber and Holly Doremus quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 10, 2018

Biber: “If a state doesn’t want something happening, even on federal lands within their borders, they can make it really hard for the federal government to effectively do it,” he said. “I would be surprised in eight years if any of this is leased in California.”

Doremus: “It is clearly not within the secretary of interior’s authority to reward the administration’s political friends with a continued moratorium while punishing its political enemies with (oil) leasing,” she said.