Trump administration to expand drilling off US coast

US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on Thursday announced plans [press release] to make much of the US coast available for potential offshore drilling. Zinke unveiled a 380-page Draft Proposed Program (DPP) [text, PDF] that includes 47 potential leases in 25 of the 26 planning areas. According to Zinke:Today’s announcement lays out the options that are on the table and starts a lengthy and robust public comment period. Just like with mining, not all areas are appropriate for offshore…

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