“I have spent my entire life fighting to keep oil rigs away from our coasts,” Senator Nelson said in a statement responding to the Tuesday announcement. “But now, suddenly, Secretary Zinke announces plans to drill off Florida’s coast and four days later agrees to ‘take Florida off the table.’
Why is offshore drilling again banned in Florida? Well, it’s a red state.
One installation on the Florida coast that no longer needs to worry about spoiled views or, should worse come to worst, seeing a coastline covered in oil, is Mar-a-Lago, the Trump Organization’s crown jewel.