Despite bipartisan uproar over offshore drilling, coastal Republicans back Trump Interior pick – ThinkProgress

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

“Every East and West Coast state opposes offshore drilling along their respective coasts, including in Republican-controlled states that have been more open to fossil fuel interests. Zinke granted Florida a verbal exemption from drilling plans, while declining to do so for other states. Bernhardt, however, has offered no such assurances for any coastal state.

Some states, including Florida, have banned offshore drilling in their waters. But states only control their waters up to three miles out from the coast — the rest is in the hands of the federal government.”

Despite bipartisan uproar over offshore drilling, coastal Republicans back Trump Interior pick – ThinkProgress

“A vote for David Bernhardt is a vote for offshore drilling.”

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