Pulling Florida from offshore oil and gas plans called a political stunt

11 Jan 2018   Offshore, USA

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said getting Florida off of President Donald Trump ‘s oil and gas plan was a hard fought battle, though some critics said it smacked of political favor. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke emerged from a meeting with Florida Gov. Rick Scott in Tallahassee with an announcement that an offshore lease plan that’s barely a week old has been modified to remove the Florida coastline from consideration. In a statement after the meeting, Zinke said the decision was made in response to the governor’s leadership. “I support the governor’s position that Florida is unique and its coast is heavily reliant on tourism as an economic driver,” he […]

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