Zinke says no oil drilling off Florida shore after governor objects

Zinke says no oil drilling off Florida shore after governor objects

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Trump administration said Tuesday it wouldn’t allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida, abruptly reversing course under pressure from Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said after a brief meeting with Scott at the Tallahassee airport that drilling would be “off the table” when it comes to waters in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean off Florida.




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An oil drilling rig off the Pacific Ocean coastline near Seal Beach, California, on Thursday.