Oceana’s new economic analysis finds that the Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan threatens more than 2.6 million jobs and nearly $180 billion in GDP for only two years’-worth of oil and just over one year’s-worth of gas. Specifically, the analysis looks at the latest available data for ocean-dependent jobs and revenue from fishing, tourism and recreation along the coasts of Atlantic and Pacific states, as well as Florida’s Gulf coast.
Threatening our clean coast economy for very little offshore oil and gas would be a shortsighted and permanent mistake. Healthy oceans and clean coasts support jobs and revenue that are consistent year after year if properly managed and continuously protected.
State Fact Sheets:
East Coast: Offshore drilling threatens over 1.5 million jobs and nearly $108 billion in GDP along the East Coast for only seven month’s-worth of oil and six month’s-worth of gas
- South Carolina
- North Carolina
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
- New Hampshire
West Coast: Offshore drilling threatens nearly 746,000 jobs and nearly $53 billion in GDP along the West Coast for only 12 month’s-worth of oil and four month’s-worth of gas
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