U.S. President Donald Trump announced on September 25, the extension of a ban until 2032 on oil drilling off the coast of North Carolina and Virginia.
The announcement was made during a campaign rally in Newport News, Virginia. Making a speech there, President Trump said he extends the moratorium to North Carolina and Virginia.
The Trump administration originally wanted to expand offshore drilling off many of America’s coasts, including Florida, says Reuters.
However, proposals for drilling off Florida led to fierce opposition from tourism, real estate, and environmental interests.