Environmental Politics

"Drilling Off Florida Is Still on the Table, Interior Official Says"

"In a surprise statement undercutting Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s announcement last week that he would exempt Florida from President Trump’s offshore drilling plan, a senior Interior Department official said Friday that Florida’s coastal waters had not been excluded after all."

Source: NY Times, 01/22/2018

Frustrated Governors Still Waiting For Drilling Meeting With Trump DOI

"Governors of states along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts desperately want the Trump administration to whisper the same magic words to them that it whispered to Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), who learned from Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke that the Sunshine State was being dropped from the president’s proposal to open 90 percent of the outer continental shelf to oil drilling."

Source: Washington Post, 01/22/2018

Trump DOI Weighs Keeping Natl Parks Open Even If Government Shuts Down

"As a Friday deadline for a government shutdown approached, the Trump administration began setting plans in motion to halt scores of federal functions — even as it scrambled to keep hundreds of national parks and monuments open to the public to minimize anger over the disruption of services."

Source: Washington Post, 01/19/2018


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