The operation of oil wells on the continental shelf, sometimes in water hundreds of feet deep.
Note: Public debate about offshore drilling concentrates on the possibility that large oil spills will occur, with subsequent damage to the coastal environment.
He recently launched an online petition calling for a moratorium on any expansion of offshore drilling.
Kate Sheppard on why Obama should now rethink his support for offshore drilling—or risk giving up on the climate-change fight.
If only our policies with regard to regulation of oil companies and offshore drilling had been more strict.