Trump signs order extending moratorium on offshore drilling around Florida

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order on offshore drilling that looked designed to appeal to voters in the swing state of Florida. “In a few moments, I will sign a presidential order extending the moratorium on offshore drilling on Florida’s Gulf Coast and expanding it to Florida’s Atlantic coast, as well as the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina,” Trump said during a speech in Jupiter, Fla., that was slated to cover his “environmental accomplishments for the people of Florida.” The moratorium had been expected to expire in 2022.
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