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 ZinkeTrump administration weakens methane pollution standards for drilling on public lands Big-game hunters infuriated by Trump elephant trophy debacle Interior moves ahead with opening wildlife refuge next to contaminated nuclear site 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 TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE changed his tune about being interviewed by the special counsel in charge of the Russia probe.






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