Gov. Inslee wants Washington removed from drilling plan

Trump Expands Offshore Drilling in “Assault” on Biodiversity and Coastal & Indigenous Communities

"If the reports are true, he should take them back", the Republican governor, who often sides with the president, told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. I do not think this way, nor do I agree with this kind of sentiment.

Scott added that there are about 100,000 people moving from other countries into Florida a year. "I represent Florida, and we are an wonderful melting pot where over 250 languages are spoken", Scott said in a statement. "Secretary Zinke agreed with concerns about the economic risks that offshore drilling could bring to OR and committed to work with the governor". "We are growing way faster than the rest of this country".

During the 55-minute meeting, Trump vowed to work cooperatively with Congress on issues like the children of illegal immigrants - known as the Dreamers - and border security.

The oil drilling advocate said he was "disappointed" with the Trump administration's decision to exempt the state of Florida from the offshore drilling plan.

"Last year I spoke with Sec". In addition, the program proposes the largest number of lease sales in US history. "If it was anything but that, Secretary Zinke would have announced tonight that he was removing Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, where offshore drilling has already been rejected by local and state voices". One out of every six jobs in our state is tied to tourism.

Analysts see the administration's move as opening a wider legal crack in the offshore drilling plan, with states and environmentalists waiting in the wings to start suing.

In addition, Florida has 20 military bases, many of which do a great deal of training in the eastern Gulf, so drilling also would impact the nation's military bases, said Scott.

A narrow victory in Florida tipped the 2016 election to put Donald Trump in the White House. "Secretary Zinke did not provide that commitment, unfortunately".

As for other coastline states, Scott said their governors should do what he's doing and represent their states' best interests. "I'm incredibly proud of our diversity", Scott said in the statement.

"We invite you to personally visit New Jersey prior to the issuance of the Proposed Program, to learn firsthand about how offshore drilling would harm our communities and our economy", the invitation read.

With states and environmentalists expected to strongly oppose and even sue, the timeline for the final program approval could be further pushed off, and it's possible that there will be no lease sales-let alone drilling-in the next few years.

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