Politico --------- After meeting with Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday in Tallahassee, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he was withdrawing Florida from consideration for new oil and gas drilling leases. Zinke had created a political uproar in Florida last week when he announced his department was proposing opening waters off the Atlantic Coast and Florida Keys to new drilling leases as part of a five-year plan. The eastern Gulf of Mexico would have been opened to drilling after a moratorium expires in 2022. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.
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