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New Hampshire's GOP governor opposes Trump's offshore drilling expansion

New Hampshire's GOP governor opposes Trump's offshore drilling expansion
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New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is coming out against President TrumpDonald TrumpKushner lands book deal, slated for release in 2022 Biden moves to undo Trump trade legacy with EU deal Progressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC MORE's plan to expand offshore drilling in federal waters off the U.S. coast.

"Of course I oppose drilling off of New Hampshire’s coastline," Sununu, a Republican, said Saturday, according to The Associated Press

The Trump administration announced a plan on Thursday to drastically expand the federal waters in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans available for offshore oil and natural gas drilling. 

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Interior Secretary Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden launches blitz for jobs plan with 'thank you, Georgia' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Court sets in motion EPA ban on pesticide linked to developmental issues | Trump Interior Secretary Zinke files to run for Congress, again | Senate passes bipartisan B water infrastructure bill Trump Interior Secretary Zinke files to run for Congress, again MORE said nearly all of the nation’s outer continental shelf is being considered for drilling, including off the coast of California and across the east coast from Florida to Maine.

While the move has drawn criticism from environmental advocates, a number Republican lawmakers and officials have spoken out against the move, as well, including Florida Gov. Rick Scott, an ally of Trump. 

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioPast criticism of Trump becomes potent weapon in GOP primaries Lawmakers urge Biden to be tough on cybersecurity during summit with Putin Five years after the Pulse nightclub massacre the fight for LGBTQ+ rights continues MORE (R-Fla.) has also spoken out against the proposal.