Northam requests Virginia exemption from Trump administration offshore drilling plan
Northam requests Virginia exemption from Trump administration offshore drilling plan
Trump admin decides not to drill off Florida after Rick Scott lobbying
13 January, 2018, 05:44
Inslee, a Democrat and harsh critic of the Trump administration, is one of a host of politicians from coastal states opposed to drilling who hope Zinke can be persuaded to further restrict the offshore drilling.
The Trump administration's decision to offer almost all coastal USA waters for oil and gas drilling won't interfere with the government's aggressive steps to lease those waters for possibly thousands of wind turbines, federal officials said.
As NPR's Richard Gonzales reported, "Zinke did not say whether he would meet with governors of other coastal states to hear their concerns or whether Interior officials had consulted with Scott before the announcement last week". Immediately after their face-to-face in Tallahassee Tuesday, Zinke announced he would remove Florida waters from his drill-everywhere-else map.
"Tourism and recreation along the DE coastline account for billions in economic activity each year, and support tens of thousands of jobs", Governor John Carney of DE, a Democrat, said in a Twitter post Wednesday morning.
In a letter to Zinke, Cooper added: "Coastal tourism generates $3 billion annually in North Carolina and supports more than 30,000 jobs in the eastern part of the state".
The five-year plan announced by Zinke would open 90 percent of the nation's offshore reserves to development by private companies.
In this case, however, Zinke made the critical concession that coastal areas, and the communities that depend on them for their economic lifeblood, can be harmed by offshore oil operations.
"New York doesn't want drilling off our coast either", tweeted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Now that the Trump administration has announced plans to allow new oil and gas drilling leases in more federal waters, a number of states are petitioning to be exempt from the change.
Democratic governors along both coasts unanimously oppose drilling, as do a number of Republican governors, including McMaster, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Massachusetts Gov. Charles Baker.
Northam said offshore drilling would pose financial risks to Virginia.
"Offshore drilling decisions in the United States are, by law, supposed to be guided by science, public input, and a careful balancing of environmental and energy needs", he said.
Democratic governors along both coasts unanimously oppose coastal drilling, as have a number of Republican governors, including Maryland's Gov. Larry Hogan, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and Gov. Charles Baker of MA.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said in a statement Wednesday that the drilling "would have been disastrous to Florida's economy, the environment, and, most importantly, to the readiness of America's armed forces".
State Rep. Al Williams, a Democrat from the hamlet of Midway on Georgia's seashore, called the White House plan "a bad idea that could have profound negative effects on Georgia's coast".
Michael Conathan is the director of ocean policy at the Center for American Progress. Jamie Herrera-Buetler and Dave Reichert joined with their Democratic colleagues in condemning Trump's proposal. ThinkProgress is an editorially independent news site housed within CAP.
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