Florida exempt from Trump drilling plan

Is An Offshore Drilling Boom In The Cards?

Nelson alleged that the Tuesday announcement was a political stunt coordinated between Scott and the White House.

"For Floridians we are not drilling off the coast of Florida, which clearly the governor has expressed that's important", Zinke said this week after meeting with Florida Gov. Rick Scott. "If Secretary Zinke has really turned over a new leaf and made a decision to listen to local voices, he should listen to the outpouring of opposition coming from communities, businesses, and elected officials from both parties up and down our coasts and promptly withdraw his radical offshore drilling plan", League of Conservation Voters Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel said in a Tuesday night statement.

"I'm appreciative that the secretary came to Tallahassee to sit down and talk about it and has committed that as a result of our interest in making sure there's no drilling here that Florida will be taken off the table", Scott said.

The governors of NY and OR and the attorneys general of Maryland and California - all Democrats - were among those who called on Zinke to ban offshore drilling.

"California is also "unique" & our "coasts are heavily reliant on tourism as an economic driver.' Our 'local and state voice" is firmly opposed to any and all offshore drilling. It's a really complex geologic environment and also past drilling really hasn't turned up the amount of oil and gas you'd need to make an economic go of any kind of offshore drilling", said Hansen.

"As we explore the expansion of domestic drilling in the USA we must ensure that we have sound policies in place that ensure the companies drilling are doing so in an environmentally sound way and adhering to the strictest of safety standards". Larry Hogan of Maryland, Henry McMaster of South Carolina, Charles Baker of MA and outgoing Chris Christie of New Jersey have spoken out against drilling on their shores.

After this decision Senator Tim Kaine raised his own questions.

"Virginia's governor (and governor-elect) have made this same request, but we have not received the same commitment", Sen. "Wonder why ..." Kaine said.

As of right now New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, California, Oregon and Washington have all opposed offshore drilling plans. "Is it about the governor wanting to run for the U.S. Senate or is it about the president wanting to protect Mar-a-Lago?"

Shaub, who left his post at the Office of Government Ethics in July, continued.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's drilling plan would open 90 percent of the nation's offshore reserves to development by private companies.

Zinke said coastal damage from Hurricane Irma was another reason the administration was taking Florida out of consideration for offshore drilling.

It means some of the Gulf of Mexico on Florida's western coast will be exempt from drilling, but not all of it. But a Republican governor opposing the plan isn't enough; if it were, MA today would be celebrating its own carve-out. "I don't believe it", he said in a statement. "I would not expect him to show much commitment to a ban were he to succeed in winning another election".

Scott never took significant steps toward his promise to explore expansion of drilling in a safe, environmentally sound way.

These new Trump policies would affect the arctic, the Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic. Shortly after the announcement, however, the president backed off his proposed drilling near the shores of the Sunshine State. Days later, Scott told the Tampa Bay Times that he hadn't seen the proposal and declined to comment.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Winter Storm Grayson: What It Looks Like Across the US
Jan 14, 2018 - 00:04
That's especially bad when it's really cold out - and if you've stepped outside on the East Coast lately, enough said. Most of these areas will experience bone-chilling temperatures, blustery winds and at least a foot of snow.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump's Nashville Visit: What You Need To Know
Jan 13, 2018 - 00:33
Exit polls showed that rural America believed him, with 62 percent of voters in small cities or rural areas backing Trump in 2016. MTA officials say they will notify riders about changes through their social media accounts, email list and website.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Government reveals plans to eliminate avoidable plastic waste
Jan 13, 2018 - 00:25
The Prime Minister also confirmed plans to explore a tax or charge on single-use packaging. It is also considering a deposit scheme to encourage recycling of plastic bottles.

Most Shocking Stocks Movements: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA), eBay Inc. (EBAY)
Jan 13, 2018 - 00:22
Valueact LP holds 13.78% of its portfolio in Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) opened at 31.29 on Monday. Moffett Nathanson upgraded the shares of FOXA in report on Wednesday, February 1 to "Buy" rating.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Winter Storm Brings A Snow Day To Tallahassee
Jan 13, 2018 - 00:17
However, this recent storm put parts of Northern Florida under winter storm watch for the first time in four years. Zoo visitors, however, shouldn't expect to see any lions, elephants or gorillas native to Africa on view.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Circuit City to make comeback online next month
Jan 12, 2018 - 00:34
The site will use features while search-by-photo for product listings and real-time tech support to boost customer experience. During its heyday in the 1980s and 1990s, Circuit City was the second-largest USA electronics retailer after Best Buy.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Switch Port Announced, Release Date Set
Jan 12, 2018 - 00:32
The new addition for the Switch release comes in the way of the super cool, surfing Funky Kong and a new "chill" mode of play. The Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle story content starring Donkey Kong will release on Nintendo Switch in spring 2018.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Canada declares outbreak over; CDC, FDA still investigating
Jan 12, 2018 - 00:31
He said the illness onsets "occurred in late Nov & early Dec, so the source of these cases likely is no longer on the market". The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the total number of those infected has climbed to 24.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top A Woman Actually, Successfully Returned Her Dead Christmas Tree
Jan 12, 2018 - 00:30
It was questioned, verified purchase on her account and she was shamed to a small degree... Another wrote: "Sister works for Costco, can confirm".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 21-year-old aspiring-personal trainer dies from flu complications
Jan 12, 2018 - 00:28
Within 48 hours, his overall health began rapidly declining, in accordance with his loved ones. "It doesn't seem real". Kyler's mother says the official cause of death is organ failure due to septic shock caused by influenza.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New Mario Tennis Game For Nintendo Switch Confirmed
Jan 12, 2018 - 00:27
So too, is the game's new battle pack, which adds Aegislash (who?) and Blastoise (yes, please!) to the game's list of fighters. A new Mario Tennis game, updates to Odyssey, some classics and indies, and perhaps most unexpectedly, Dark Souls: Remastered .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Home & Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died aged 29
Jan 12, 2018 - 00:25
Her first feature film, Harmony , is due for release later this year. "Rest in Peace Jess, you will be missed so very much". He had previously been subject to a nine-year driving ban and had at least 10 convictions for driving while disqualified.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Super Mario Odyssey is Getting Free Update
Jan 12, 2018 - 00:23
As you'd expect, in " Find It ", players will have the opportunity to find balloons placed by other players in their own game. Here are the Sunshine Shades and Sunshine Outfit, the Musician Hat and Musician Outfit, and the Knight Helmet and Armor.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Patrick Kane Named Blackhawks' Lone All-Star
Jan 11, 2018 - 03:11
Also being rewarded for his standout season, Schenn lands his first All-Star appearance in his first season in St. North Chelmsford native Jack Eichel, a third-year standout for the Buffalo Sabres, made his first All-Star team.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Greta Gerwig Now Regrets Working With Woody Allen
Jan 11, 2018 - 03:09
Allen, who, for years, has been accused numerous times of sexual misconduct, directed Gerwig in the 2012 film To Rome With Love . In addition, Farrow also revealed that his relationship with his estranged father, Woody Allen , is deeply complicated.