Secretary Zinke gets it right: Let’s drill offshore

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to vastly expand offshore oil and gas production, and politicians from some coastal states are livid.

The Senate Energy Committee recently hauled Zinke to Capitol Hill for intense questioning. Lawmakers from Washington, Oregon, and other coastal states demanded he delay his planned expansion. They’re concerned that offshore drilling could harm the environment. Some state officials have even threatened to sue the administration to halt the plan.

Zinke shouldn’t let this opposition shake his resolve. His offshore drilling plan will create hundreds of thousands of American jobs while safeguarding the environment…

 

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