Friday 16 Nov 2018

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Gov. Cooper Pushes For Offshore Drilling Exemption

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — Following an announcement that the Trump Administration will exempt Florida from its plan to open Atlantic and Pacific coastal waters to offshore drilling, Governor Cooper  urged Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke to grant an exemption for North Carolina.

Gov. Cooper requested a meeting with the Secretary to explain the critical threat drilling and seismic testing pose to North Carolina’s coastal communities, economy and environment. The state is also exploring legal options to prevent offshore drilling.

“The Trump Administration, through their decision on Florida, has admitted that offshore drilling is a threat to coastal economies and tourism,” Gov. Cooper said. “Offshore drilling holds the same risks for North Carolina as it does for Florida and North Carolina deserves the same exemption. As I said last summer, not off our coast.”

Following the Trump Administration’s decision to open the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts to offshore drilling, bipartisan governors of coastal states have spoken out in opposition. On Tuesday night, Secretary Zinke tweeted that after meeting with Governor Rick Scott, Florida would be exempted from the plan.

 

One Comment

  1. kama says:

    Well of course, TRUMP does NOT wish to risk ANY damage to HIS MAR-A-LAGO Estate. Check it out. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar-A-Lago

    Reply

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