11 Jan '18, 10pm

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Fails to Answers Questions on Florida’s Removal from Offshore Drilling Plan https://t.co/7bnov8JtiR

Washington, DC -- In today’s White House press briefing, NBC News asked if there was a political component to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s removal of Florida from the draft offshore drilling plan just days after the plan was released. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed that she is “not aware of any political favor.” As in nearly every other state included, the demand to remove Florida from the offshore drilling plan was swift, coming from a bipartisan coalition of state and federal legislators. The decision to exempt Florida has been widely decried as a transparent attempt to give Scott a political boost. Until this week, Scott was in favor of offshore drilling off Florida’s coast, a position out of step with the majority of Floridians. Still, nearly two dozen other states have asked for an exemption from the dangerous drilling plan, and other Go...

Full article: https://www.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2018/01/huckabe...

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