Samantha Joye has been exploring the deep sea for more than 20 years. The microbiologist at the University of Georgia has seen what can happen when this hidden part of our world is not protected. In 2010, eight months after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, she journeyed into the ocean’s depths.
President Donald Trump wants offshore drilling in every corner of our federal waters, but that doesn’t include state waters. New Jersey, at least, is being proactive about protecting those.
Since its January roll out, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s offshore drilling plan has come under fire from all quarters.