Obama's national ocean policy, created during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, called on the federal government to work with states and local governments to enhance and protect oceans.
The draft proposal got a hearing in the House on Thursday.
A 100-year-old law to protect birds can no longer be used to hold companies accountable for most bird deaths.
Repairing worn-out infrastructure is expensive, and the Trump administration is getting creative.
The project would signal a dramatic ramping up of the renewable energy industry in one of the world's most suitable spots for solar power.
The company just outlined a future in which people won't buy nearly as much of its oil anymore.
There is so little recoverable oil and gas off California, Oregon and Washington that oil companies might not spend money on leases allowing potential exploration, the secretary said.
George David Banks had been as a special assistant to the president for international energy and environmental policy.
They said the “reckless” expanded drilling plan could ruin beach tourism and fishing economies worth billions of dollars.
A memo laying out the changes came one day before companies and individuals could stake mining claims in national monuments.