Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Zinke rolls out Fla. exemption on Twitter

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Sammy Stanley | 12 January, 2018, 20:14

A spokesperson for Nathan Deal said the Republican Georgia governor had "some concerns with opening up Georgia's pristine coastlines which he will convey to the congressional delegation". This week he announced he is removing Florida from consideration for any new offshore platforms, citing the pleas of Gov. Rick Scott that Florida is "unique" and "heavily reliant on tourism as an economic driver".

On Tuesday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke bowed to pressure from the Republican Governor and said drilling would be "off the table" in waters in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean off Florida.

Gov. Cooper requested a meeting or call with Secretary Zinke to explain the risks of seismic testing and drilling off of North Carolina's coast and demand an exemption for North Carolina like Florida received.

"We shouldn't be playing with the future of Florida", Nelson tweeted Tuesday. They rightly fear an oil spill that would cripple the multibillion-dollar coastal tourism economy that sustains much of the state, particularly Sussex County. "Just like with mining, not all areas are appropriate for offshore drilling, and we will take that into consideration in the coming weeks". "The Trump Administration's reckless decision to open these waters to further oil development represents a step backward into the outdated, dirty and destructive energy policies of the past", Jackson said in a statement.

Yes, the same Rick Scott who reportedly banned the word "climate change" in state offices as Miami drowns, weakened Florida's environmental protections and perpetually resides in the pockets of Big Sugar and other pollutant industries even as Florida's coastlines teemed with guacamole goop.

Davis said beyond that is the actual drilling, which brings the catastrophic possibility of damage to the environment.

"Given that President Trump has been strongly encouraging Gov. Scott to run against Sen".

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"I'm not aware of any political favor that that (Florida exemption) would have been part of, so, no", Sanders said.

The American Petroleum Institute, the top oil and gas lobbying group, also questioned Zinke's action — but from the other direction.

The Republican governor is close friends with President Trump, so it was rare to see Scott criticize the administration's drilling expansion plans.

GOP Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire told reporters "of course" he opposed drilling off the New Hampshire coast.

The announcement also comes at a pivotal time for Scott, who is widely rumored to be contemplating a bid for U.S. Senate later this year.

On the west coast, which faces the prospect of the first drilling in the Pacific in three decades, Kate Brown, the governor of OR, tweeted to Zinke "let's do the same for Oregon" in reference to the Florida decision.

Over the next few days, Scott had multiple meetings with Trump administration officials.

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