Bloomberg Law
Sept. 21, 2020, 10:17 PM

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

Jennifer A. Dlouhy
Jennifer A. Dlouhy
Bloomberg News

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 ...