Coastal governors from both parties want offshore drilling exemptions
Less than a day after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he would remove Florida from his offshore oil-and-gas leasing plan, at least six coastal governors are pressuring the Trump administration to exempt their states as well.
Why it matters: Zinke's decision on Tuesday came in response to objections from Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott, a Trump ally. Of the six governors now pushing back, three are Republicans. Their calls for exemptions could test Zinke's new policy, and reveal whether he will give equal consideration to governors from both parties.