U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is pushing to block offshore oil and gas drilling off the New England Coast on Monday morning with environmental advocates.
Senator Blumenthal says it could affect Long Island Sound and harm tourism, fishing, and recreation in the region.
This comes after the Trump adminstration rolled back a rule that set standards for the oil and gas industry to meet when drilling.
Senator Blumenthal says the rollback could endanger the lives of oil workers and pose a serious threat to the environment.