'We are outraged': Gov. Brown blasts oil drilling proposal in CNN interview

12 January, 2018, 17:32 | Author: Sammy Rose
  • Republicans and Democrats in Florida found something they can agree on they're against offshore oil drilling on the Florida Gulf coast

The oil spills that inevitably come with offshore drilling would wreck our wildlife habitat, harm our fisheries and hamstring our tourism economy.

The Florida Ocean Alliance estimates that coastal counties in the state drive 79% of its economy, with tourism and recreation accounting for the vast majority.

The move was seen as a political one.

"As a result of our interest in making sure that there's no drilling here, Florida will be taken off the table, "Scott said January 9th, after meeting with U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in Tallahassee".

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke now says Florida's Gulf and Atlantic coasts will be off-limits to drilling because the state is "obviously unique." . "As a result of discussion with Governor Scott and his leadership, I am removing Florida from consideration for any new oil and gas platforms".

The bureau also is proposing or has granted more than a dozen other wind-power leases and projects from ME to North Carolina.

Following is a statement from Lisa Pohlmann, executive director, Natural Resources Council of Maine, in response to the proposal to open Maine waters to drilling:The Trump Administration today released a risky five-year plan for offshore oil and gas leasing in the Atlantic Ocean - including off the coast of Maine, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Arctic Ocean.

"The Gulf of Mexico is the backbone of our nation's offshore energy production and restricting access to the Eastern Gulf puts hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk across the country and along the Gulf Coast, particularly in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, and MS", he said.

Coastal tourism is a $3 billion industry in North Carolina.

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The buy, which will target coastal Florida communities, runs through the week.

The congressman urged the administration to revoke its sweeping offshore drilling plan.

According to Weaver, the problem with Zinke's announcement isn't his reasoning; economic factors are a viable reason to remove an area from a proposed offshore oil and gas leasing plan.

"We are outraged. This is absolutely unacceptable", Brown said. Offshore drilling would put our economy at risk from oil spills and seismic testing.

Zinke proposed to open virtually all of the waters along the continental shelf - except one area off Alaska - to exploration in a new leasing program, the largest ever proposed in the United States. William Keating and Richard Neal cited bipartisan efforts to oppose the plan. Rouzer represents Wilmington and the southeast part of the state.

This isn't an exaggerated doomsday scenario - just ask those who live near the 1,100 miles of coastline polluted after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in 2010.

In a statement, Cooper says drilling could also lead to problems on North Carolina's coast.

Early on Wednesday, Newsom punched out a couple of tweets directed at Zinke that appeared to highlight that the Interior Secretary is a flaming partisan hypocrite hell-bent on fulfilling the Trump mandate to punish blue states, regardless of the appearance of flaming partisan hypocrisy.

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