Golden Gate University Law Review


Lynn S. Sletto


The election of George W. Bush in 2000 as the forty-fourth President of the United States, a perceived pro offshore oil-drilling President), was followed by several legislative proposals aimed at limiting or ceasing oil drilling off the coast of most of the states. This comment discusses why these legislative proposals are unworkable in light of the nation's goals for managing offshore oil drilling. Nonetheless, many of these legislative proposals highlight the coastal state's specific concerns, as well as, improvements to the offshore oil leasing decision-making process to alleviate those concerns.