Congressman Jared Huffman is one of two lawmakers introducing the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act to permanently ban oil and gas leasing off both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. It’s an expansion of his earlier West Coast Ocean Protection Act. Said Huffman of the measure, “The Trump administration’s drill-everywhere plan has run into a wave of public opposition. Americans from coast to coast have made it very clear that they do not want to see more oil rigs in their oceans. The Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act will halt Trump’s oil and gas drilling spree in its tracks, protecting coastal communities and fragile ecosystems from environmental catastrophe.