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Democrats on both coasts cry foul after Trump administration exempts Florida from offshore drilling plan

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Tue, 01/09/2018 (All day)

Democratic officials in California and New York accused the Trump administration of unfair partisan treatment Tuesday after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exempted Florida from expanded offshore drilling — under pressure from the state’s Republican governor — without offering similar exemptions to other coastal states.

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Trump plan to expand oil and gas leasing in West draws, for the most part, a big yawn from industry

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Sun, 01/07/2018 (All day)

During his years in the White House, President Obama erected barriers to oil and gas development on the West’s public lands. President Trump, mindful of the energy industry’s view that those rules were too restrictive, has set his sights on dismantling them.

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L.A. may try to block reopening of oil drilling site blamed for health problems

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Tue, 11/21/2017 (All day)

Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo is pursuing an unusual plan that could thwart the reopening of a South L.A. oil drilling site that suspended operations after a public outcry over nosebleeds and other health problems reported by neighbors.

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Senate Republicans Block Measure To Protect Arctic Wildlife Refuge From Oil Drilling

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Mon, 10/23/2017 (All day)

Almost every Senate Republican voted Thursday to block an amendment that would have protected a swath of the Alaskan Arctic from oil exploration, flouting attempts from Democrats and environmental groups to keep the region under government protection.

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Republicans see new chance for oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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Mon, 10/23/2017 (All day)

The last time congressional Republicans mounted a serious push to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration, they painted America as a desperate petroleum mess. The need, they said, was clear.