A couple of days after the announcement, Interior Secretary Zinke agreed with the president and saidFlorida would be exempt from any offshore drilling expansion. "I would like to thank Secretary Zinke for coming to Tallahassee today following my request for a meeting last week to hear our concerns about oil drilling off Florida's coast", Scott said in a statement on Tuesday.
In an interview with CNN, Sanford said the exemption from the Trump administration's new plan to open 98% of the US's offshore waters to drilling for Florida smacked of politics since the state is important in presidential elections.
The drilling proposal, announced last week, includes 47 potential lease sales in 25 of the 26 planning areas - 19 sales off the coast of Alaska, seven in the Pacific region, 12 in the Gulf of Mexico, and nine in the Atlantic region.
Zinke, who "hastily" held a press conference after meeting with Gov. Scott, went on to endorse Gov. Scott - who is widely rumored to be considering a run for the U.S. Senate - calling him "a straightforward leader that can be trusted". Scott said drilling wouldn't happen in the "foreseeable future.We are not going to drill now.It's not safe".
"New York doesn't want drilling off our coast either", tweet New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
In a Wednesday interview with The Washington Post, Zinke said he first met Scott when his state and the federal government were preparing for Hurricane Irma, then a second time when the two worked on Everglades restoration.
The move was seen by many as a naked political ploy - a way to boost Scott's standing in the state, where offshore drilling is deeply unpopular, while pushing ahead on the plan in states like California where there are fewer local Republicans to worry about helping.
Dark Souls Remastered is on its way - PC, PS4, Xbox, Switch The box set itself is exciting for fans of the franchise who will surely jump at the chance to bag some cool-looking merchandise. But that's not all, as the publisher had another surprise in store for fans of the notoriously hard action series.
Pirates Trade Pitcher Gerrit Cole To Houston Astros The Astros would hope that Cole bounces back to his form from 2013-2016 when he had a 3.23 ERA over 579 1/3 innings of work. Cole, who is under team control for the 2018 and 2019 seasons, is in his second year of arbitration eligibility.
Democrats and environmentalists have accused Zinke of making a purely political calculation in order to bolster Scott, who may run for a US Senate seat now held by Bill Nelson, a Democrat.
Florida is officially off the table for offshore oil drilling. Governors of other East Coast states - including Maryland and North and SC - have also voiced objections.
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, tweeted his support for Scott and Florida's congressional delegation Tuesday and their opposition to drilling.
Republican members of Congress were also not pleased with the new drilling plans nor with the limited exemption for Florida.
"I have spent my entire life fighting to keep oil rigs away from our coasts".
"These ocean waters are not President Trump's personal playground", a coalition of more than 60 environmental groups said in a statement.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra demanded Zinke to "immediately" remove California from the policy. "California and other coastal states also rely on our attractive coasts for tourism and our economy".
Swift bounces between glitzy, editorial-looking parties, holding up cocktails, wearing different outfits, and then the video ends. The singer teased a short trailer for " End Game " on Instagram this morning, and fans are already flipping out.
Chief executive Dave Lewis said: "We have continued to outperform the market throughout this period, particularly in fresh food". Tesco has emerged as a festive victor after reporting a steep rise in sales over the critical Christmas trading period.
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New DLC for Mario + Rabbidsincludes new story content starring Donkey Kong as a playable fighter this Spring. This version of the game will also include the ability to play as Funky Kong, according to Eurogamer .
All a thirsty astronaut would have to do would be to go at the scarp with a hammer and, presto, fresh Martian ice chips. But details about the thickness of the ice , its composition and its layering have been hard to gauge-until now.
If Tropical Freeze gave you trouble on Wii U, then, it might be worth revisiting on Switch and playing as Funky Kong. The writers here at Nintendo Enthusiast are huge fans of Tropical Freeze , so this is a welcome announcement.
The reason was simple: in the ongoing fight to make thinner smartphones that pack in more and more tech, space is at a premium. It could also improve waterproofing for future phones since it eliminates the need for speaker holes.
Following this, the FATF will discuss Islamabad's attempts to counter terrorist financing, said the ET report. The meeting took place days after the visit to Pakistan by the kin of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav .
While his co-actor Williams, who volunteered her time giving up a planned cozy Thanksgiving at home, was paid less than $1,000. Scott told USA Today last month that the reshoot was made possible because nobody but Plummer and the crew got paid.
Leonard said Patricia is expected to be named as the next coach of the Giants , replacing the fired Ben McAdoo. National Football League rules state Patricia can not execute a contract until the Patriots' season ends.
QB Jacob Eason announces he's leaving Georgia
He started the first game of the 2017 season against Appalachian State but got injured on his second drive. Eason will have to sit out the 2018 season before he can take over the reins for Chris Peterman's Huskies.
Japan to give aid to Myanmar for Rohingya return
The army chief's office said "action" would be taken against villagers and security members involved in the violence at Inn Din. "It is true that both the villagers and security forces admitted they killed the 10 Bengali terrorists", the statement read.
200 arrested, dozens hurt in Tunisia unrest
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Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt dies
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Browns hiring Packers executive Eliot Wolf
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