Oregon governor signs ban on offshore drilling

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Oregon has permanently banned offshore drilling in the midst of a federal push to open 90 percent of federal waters to oil exploration.

Gov. Kate Brown signed a measure on Wednesday to extend a temporary 10-year ban that was set to expire next year. There is currently no oil production in the state but the U.S. Department of the Interior recently identified a possible operation site off the coast of Oregon and Washington state….

An excerpt from The Oregonian