House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA) sponsored H.R. 1231, the Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act, a radical piece of legislation that would throw open most of America’s coastline to dangerous offshore drilling. It would ensure that drilling occurs off the beaches of the entire East Coast down to North Carolina, the Southern California coast, and in the Arctic Ocean and Alaska’s salmon-rich Bristol Bay—regardless of whether a state objects to such drilling. On May 12, the House passed H.R. 1231 by a vote of 243-179 (House roll call vote 320). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate has taken no action on this legislation.