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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spoke Thursday with the South Carolina governor about that state’s opposition to offshore drilling, and Friday Zinke has calls set with the governors of Delaware, California and North Carolina to discuss the same thing, an Interior spokeswoman told Axios Thursday night in an email. 

Driving the news: Zinke tweeted earlier this week he was removing Florida from his department’s five-year offshore oil and gas leasing plan after meeting with Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida. That outside the norm move prompted governors from both parties from other coastal states to ask for the same thing. 

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GAO finds Chad Wolf, Ken Cuccinelli are ineligible for top DHS roles

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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and his acting deputy Ken Cuccinelli are ineligible to be serving in their positions, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) decided in a report released Friday.

Why it matters: While the finding has no immediate power, it could be important evidence in litigation over policies enacted under Wolf and Cuccinelli's leadership, said America's Voice's Ur Jaddou, who served as chief counsel to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under President Obama.

The many divisions over Trump's methane rollback

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EPA's decision to cut regulation of methane is laying bare an oil-and-gas industry divide and setting the stage for political battles this fall and beyond.

Why it matters: Methane is an extremely powerful greenhouse gas and the industry is a key emissions source.

Kushner says Trump didn't promote false Kamala Harris birtherism theory

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told "CBS This Morning" on Friday that he does not believe President Trump promoted a baseless claim that Sen. Kamala Harris is ineligible to be vice president.

Driving the news: During a press briefing on Thursday, Trump did not question the veracity of a Newsweek op-ed that inaccurately claimed Harris may be ineligible for the office due to her parents' naturalization status at the time of her birth. Harris is an American citizen and was born in Oakland, Calif.