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NY, NJ want Trump administration to exempt states from offshore drilling

NY, NJ want Trump administration to exempt states from offshore drilling

"I will never stop fighting for Florida's environment and our pristine coastline".

"I support the governor's position that Florida is unique and its coasts are heavily reliant on tourism as an economic driver", Zinke said on Twitter.

"As a result. I am removing Florida from consideration from any new oil and gas platforms".

Democratic governors along both coasts unanimously oppose coastal drilling, as have a number of Republican governors, including Maryland's Gov. Larry Hogan, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and Gov. Charles Baker of MA.

From Oregon to SC, governors and other leaders are publicly noting that Florida does not have a monopoly on picturesque coasts, tourist economies or local opposition to offshore drilling.

The reversal came after Zinke met with Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott at a Tallahassee airport and Scott told reporters after the meeting that drilling off the state's coast was "taken off the table", the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California said on Twitter that his state, "like Florida, has hundreds of miles of attractive coastline and a governor who wants to keep it that way".

"The Trump administration, through their decision on Florida, has admitted that offshore drilling is a threat to coastal economies and tourism", Cooper said in a statement. We don't even quibble with Scott's pitch to take Florida out of it.

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U.S. Sen. David Perdue's office said in a statement he's broadly supportive of "advancing all-of-the above energy solutions that will grow our economy and benefit all Americans as long as this is done responsibly".

At risk could be a New Jersey tourism industry generating $44 billion annually and supporting 500,000 jobs, and a commercial fishing industry adding $7.9 billion a year to the state's economy and creating more than 50,000 jobs.

When asked if he will push for a waiver from the Trump administration, McMaster said, "I will be taking appropriate steps and there will be more news later".

On Jan. 4, Zinke announced a proposal to open up more coastal areas in Florida, California and the Atlantic to drilling. But on Tuesday, following objections from Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Zinke said Florida would be exempt from the plan. Scott also may run for a U.S. Senate seat against Democrat Bill Nelson.

Instead, the letter warned about the effects of oil and gas activities on the environment and urged that "long-term protection of Florida's sensitive coastal and marine resources should be of paramount concern" in developing a drilling plan. Our "local and state voice" is firmly opposed to any and all offshore drilling.

A Florida senator at the center of the debate over offshore drilling under the Trump administration said the Interior Department's latest plans lack clarity.

Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., said Zinke's action "violates the legal standard of arbitrary and capricious agency action".

Environmental groups also questioned Zinke's motivations.


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