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Trump Admin Drops Plans for Offshore Drilling Off Coast of Florida

HeadlineJan 10, 2018

The Trump administration has announced it’s dropped plans to open up the waters off the coast of Florida to offshore oil and gas drilling, following fierce opposition by Florida’s Republican Governor Rick Scott. The announcement comes after the Interior Department moved last week to allow offshore oil and gas drilling in nearly all of the United States’ coastal waters. The reversal of the Obama-era restrictions would open more than a billion acres of water in the Arctic, Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico to offshore oil and gas drilling. The reversal regarding Florida comes after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with Governor Rick Scott.

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