Earlier, the President ordered an extension of the ban until 2032 on oil and gas drilling off the coast of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
President Donald Trump extended a ban on offshore oil drilling off the coast of North Carolina until 2032, weeks after a similar decision on oil drilling in the coastal waters of the States of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
The President ordered the extension of the ban in a memo sent to the Interior Minister. At the same time, Trump did not grant the request of any of the northeastern states in which the majority of voters vote for the Democrats-these states also asked the President to exclude them from the next five – year plan for leasing offshore oil and gas fields.
The Trump administration, which has been working on expanding oil and gas production in the United States and repealing regulations introduced by the Obama administration to prevent pollution from oil and gas production, initially wanted to expand offshore drilling off the coast of many states, including Florida.
However, proposals to drill off the coast of Florida have drawn fierce opposition from tourism, real estate, and environmental advocates.