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The area of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen here in July 2010, shortly before the Macondo well was capped after spilling oil for 87 days. The Trump administration has proposed revisions to Obama-era rules that aimed to prevent similar disasters. Dave Martin/Associated Press hide caption

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Humpback whales are among the animals that could be affected by seismic surveys for oil and gas. Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Seismic Surveys Planned Off U.S. Coast Pose Risk To Marine Life

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The offshore oil drilling platform called Gail, operated by Venoco, Inc., off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif., in 2009. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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California May Have A Way To Block Trump's Offshore Drilling Push

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A shark swims off the coast of Midway Atoll on the northern edge of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in Hawaii. The Trump administration plans to consider reversing the designation of some marine sanctuaries. Wyland/NOAA/AP hide caption

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Trump Signs Executive Order On Offshore Drilling And Marine Sanctuaries

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A Royal Dutch Shell oil drilling rig is towed toward a dock in Elliott Bay, Seattle, in May. Three weeks after Royal Dutch Shell announced it was walking away from exploratory drilling in U.S. Arctic waters, the Obama administration has taken steps to keep drill rigs out of Alaska's northern ocean for a decade or more. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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ShellNo flotilla participants float near the Polar Pioneer oil drilling rig during demonstrations in May against the presence of the first of two Royal Dutch Shell oil rigs in the Port of Seattle. David Ryder/Getty Images hide caption

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Tybee Island, Ga., site of an annual sand arts festival, is a popular tourist destination. Local officials worry about a federal proposal to open areas off the coast to oil and gas development. Stephen Morton/Savannah College of Art and Design/AP hide caption

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Plans To Explore For Oil Offshore Worry East Coast Residents

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