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 Energy: Zinke joins Trump-tied lobbying firm | Senators highlight threat from invasive species | Top Republican calls for Green New Deal vote in House Zinke, Lewandowski join Trump veterans’ lobbying firm Is a presidential appointment worth the risk? 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 TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE changed his tune about being interviewed by the special counsel in charge of the Russia probe.






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