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 TrumpTrump retweets personal attacks on Clinton, Pelosi, Abrams Biden swipes at Trump: 'Presidency is about a lot more than tweeting from your golf cart' GOP sues California over Newsom's vote-by-mail order 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. 


Interior Secretary Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeOvernight Energy: Biden campaign says he would revoke Keystone XL permit | EPA emails reveal talks between Trump officials, chemical group before 2017 settlement | Tensions emerge on Natural Resources panel over virtual meetings Ex-Interior chief rips attacks, says being a billionaire 'can't be a prerequisite' for public office The case for transferring federal lands back to Native Americans 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 RubioOverwhelming majority of publicly traded firms have not returned small-business loans: review GOP faces internal conflicts on fifth coronavirus bill COVID-19 makes Trump's work with black Americans that much harder MORE (R-Fla.) has also spoken out against the proposal.