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 John TrumpCoast Guard chief: 'Unacceptable' that service members must rely on food pantries, donations amid shutdown Dem lawmaker apologizes after saying it's never been legal in US to force people to work for free Grassley to hold drug pricing hearing 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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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. 

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