Trump to Block Offshore Oil Drilling Near N.C., Tillis Says

Sept. 21, 2020, 10:17 PM

President Trump will bar oil development off the North Carolina coast, building on a blockade he’s already created around Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, Republican Sen. Thom Tillis said Monday.

  • Tillis, from N.C., spoke with Trump and was informed that the state will be included in a presidential memorandum withdrawing new leasing for offshore oil and gas development for the next 12 years, Tillis’s office says in statement
  • Move would be an expansion of the offshore oil leasing moratorium Trump announced earlier this month as his campaign seeks to woo voters in Florida and boost Republicans seeking re-election
  • NOTE: Tillis ...

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