The Draft Proposed Program includes 47 potential lease sales in 25 of the 26 planning areas - 19 sales off the coast of Alaska, 7 in the Pacific Region, 12 in the Gulf of Mexico, and 9 in the Atlantic Region.
Once (and if) approved, the new plan would offer for sale 12 leases in the Gulf of Mexico, 19 off the coast of Alaska, seven in the Pacific Region (i.e., California, Washington, and Oregon), and nine in the Atlantic Region (i.e., from NY down to Florida). "Nothing is final yet, and our department is continuing to engage the American people to get to our final product", he said.
Zinke, however, said the proposal would not move forward without state, community and congressional feedback, but refused to say that states would have the power to veto drilling off their own shores. State Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) joined the chorus: "Californians will never let this happen". He said the Interior Department would not shortcut federal requirements for assessing the environmental consequences of the exploration and drilling plan.
However, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, a Republican, offered support for the plan, describing it as "an important step toward allowing Alaskans to responsibly develop our natural resources as we see fit".
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He is expected to make an appearance in the series, but not star. "That is part of the ongoing conversation". However, the show, entitled The Continental , does take place in the same universe as the John Wick movies.
"Combining the offshore sector with related pipeline and refining activities, the oil and gas industry has a $70 Billion total annual impact to Louisiana", John said in a news release. Virtually all commercial fishing near Santa Barbara was halted, and tourism dropped dramatically.
"People from coast to coast must resist this shortsighted, climate-wrecking giveaway to the oil industry", it added. For example, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped over 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, which had devastating effects on wildlife, tourism, fisheries and hundreds of miles of coastline.
Though Gov. Rick Scott, Nelson's likely opponent in this year's election, also has come out in opposition to drilling off Florida's coast - as have nearly all of Florida's congressional delegation including Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, one of Trump's biggest supporters - Nelson on Friday staked out the opposition ground as his.
Brown vowed to block "this reckless, short-sighted action".
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The baby milk powder was recalled previous year after a number of children fell ill. On Thursday, Lactalis announced the temporary lay off of 250 workers.
The administration announced a new five-year plan for energy leases in federal waters.
Douglas Westwood's offshore oil and gas report predicted market recovery to start in early 2018. Interior's new five-year plan for drilling on the Continental Shelf represents one of the biggest expansions of drilling in years, opening up some areas that had been off-limits for decades. Rick Scott of Florida and Larry Hogan of Maryland, who pressed President Donald Trump to withdraw their states from consideration. "We will produce enough energy to meet our needs at home, and we will export enough energy to lead the world", Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, who is leading the proposal, said in a conference call with reporters. These are some of the same areas where coastal residents fought down an Obama administration plan to permit oil and gas drilling off the mid- and southeastern Atlantic coast.
"This plan is an assault on Florida's economy, our national security, the will of the public, and the environment", said Sen.
It follows President Trump's April 28 executive order that reversed the Obama administration's mandate to permanently protect large areas of the Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
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Mia Love (R-UT), who's of Haitian descent, have called out the president for the comments and have requested an apology. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly describe the conversation.