Residents of Coastal States, We Need To Hear Your Response Toward This Unprecedented Assault on Our Coastline !
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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Despite our previous report on Florida Is Off The Hook For Drilling, due to criticism from the White House for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke‘s unexpected decision to exempt Florida from Trump administration’s new proposal to subject all federal waters to offshore oil and gas drilling, at a House hearing, Walter Cruickshank, acting director of the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), told lawmakers that Florida is not off the table for offshore drilling activities. The fact that Zinke announced his decision to let Florida off the hook earlier on Twitter instead of through formal channels, Cruickshank said Zinke’s tweet “is not an official statement.” Legal experts pointed out that Zinke’s move to exempt Florida is likely illegal.
Below, is the video on Trump signs offshore drilling executive order:
To this, I’d like to say to President Trump, “Our solar and renewable energy industries create jobs, our infrastructure projects create jobs, our healthcare industry create jobs.”
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the draft five-year leasing plan, from 2019 to 2024, would open 90 percent of the nation’s offshore areas to leasing. The plan calls for 47 possible auctions of drilling rights in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. The plan would include 19 lease sales off the coast of Alaska, seven in the Pacific region, 12 in the Gulf of Mexico, and nine in the Atlantic region.
Below is the analysis of How Trump could vastly expand offshore drilling:
“This is the largest number of lease sales ever proposed,” Zinke said on a Thursday press call.
“I believe we should be looking forward to new ideas of energy exploration.” City of Miami Commission passed legislation, ” I sponsored, stating our opposition to offshore oil drilling on our coast,” below, in City of Miami Opposes Offshore Drilling in Florida Coast:
Residents of U.S. Coastal states, let’s hear from you during these public comment period!
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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