Listen: Coastal states push back on offshore drilling expansion, and today's latest news

Listen: Coastal states push back on offshore drilling expansion, and today's latest news
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Coastal states want to forestall new offshore drilling by emulating Florida’s successful lobbying effort at the Interior Department. 

Interior Secretary Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeOvernight Regulation: Groups sue over decision to end pay-data rule | EU proposes tax on tech companies | Sessions issues memo on death penalty for drug cases | Pruitt spent 5K on first class flights Overnight Energy: EPA says Pruitt's security detail flies first class | Lackluster offshore drilling sales | Oil companies snag leases near Bears Ears monument Zinke and his wife took security detail on vacation to Turkey, Greece: report MORE announced Tuesday that he wouldn’t allow offshore drilling in waters near Florida after meeting with Gov. Rick Scott (R) to discuss the governor’s objections to the policy.

Following the decision, governors of nearly all states along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts have joined Scott in calling for their shores to be removed from Zinke’s plan, but Zinke has not ruled any other area out at this stage in the process. 
Zinke’s proposal last week marked the first step in the process to expand offshore drilling along the U.S. coast.

On today's AM View, Alexis Simendinger discusses offshore drilling and states' responses. This morning's episode also includes an interview with Cook Political Report editor David Wasserman about the constitutionality of gerrymandered districts, and The Hill’s Jordan Fabian reports that President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse expected to vote on omnibus Thursday afternoon House passes 'right to try' drug bill Spending bill rejects Trump’s proposed EPA cut MORE changed his tune about being interviewed by the special counsel in charge of the Russia probe.






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