Now Other States Want The Offshore Drilling Deal Florida Got

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Last week the Trump administration announced it was rescinding President Barack Obama's ban on oil and gas drilling of USA coastal waters.

The Trump administration announced it had ruled out drilling for oil and gas offshore Florida because, Zinke said, "its coasts are heavily reliant on tourism as an economic driver".

Scott has spent the last few years developing close ties with both President Donald Trump and his administration and is seen as one of the president's top political supporters - a support which seems to go both ways. "Americans support increased domestic energy production, and the administration and policymakers should follow the established process before making any decisions or conclusions that would undermine our nation's energy security", wrote API President Jack Gerard in a statement.

Meanwhile, coastal areas of Delaware, Maryland New Jersey and other states are all tourist attractions.

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Sierra Weaver, a senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center ― which led the charge to have Atlantic waters removed from the current five-year plan ― said Tuesday that state and local leaders in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia have also rejected offshore drilling. Although Cameron did not identify the total amount of funding affected by the new policy, and the department declined to comment on the matter, former Interior officials said hundreds of millions of dollars in expenditures probably would be affected. He said he was concerned about military assets in Hampton Roads, which account for "nearly half" of the region's economy, and about the tourism and seafood industries. "This is a political stunt orchestrated by the Trump administration to help Rick Scott who has wanted to drill off Florida's coast his entire career".

"Coastal tourism generates $3 billion annually in North Carolina and supports more than 30,000 jobs in the eastern part of the state". "The administration's proposal would put large multi-national corporations ahead of coastal residents and healthy ocean-dependent economies". The second, suspended last month, was aimed at updating and enhancing the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's oil and gas inspection program. That should have been the end of it. Henry McMaster of SC of and Larry Hogan of Maryland.

"Had Zinke cared about the wishes of coastal communities or how drilling off their coasts will affect them", Jackalone added, "he would have proposed a plan that shrinks drilling even further, not proposed expanding operations to almost every corner of our waters". Shortly after the announcement, however, the president backed off his proposed drilling near the shores of the Sunshine State. The decision is simply stunning. The sooner fossil fuels are a thing of the past, the better in their view. It is the common thread that defines new initiatives but risks our safety. And they are promising a fight. And community leaders and business owners are gathering together, united once more. He added "working coasts" like Louisiana are "very much different than a recreation-centric coast that's in Florida" and will still be subject to drilling. Michael Brune, the executive director of the Sierra Club, referring to a 1946 law governing major regulatory changes said that the Administrative Procedure Act constrains that an equitable reasoning behind agency decisions, and they can not be unpredictable and inconsistent.