RALEIGH, N.C.: President Donald Trump will add North Carolina to a list of southeastern states whose coastal waters won’t be subjected to offshore drilling for a decade, U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said on Monday.
Earlier this month, Trump signed a memorandum instructing his interior secretary to prohibit drilling in the waters off both Florida coasts, and off the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina for 10 years from July 2022 through June 2032. North Carolina wasnt on the list.
In a short video released by his Senate office, Tillis, a Republican, said he spoke to Trump on Monday morning and asked him to extend the offshore drilling moratorium to North Carolina. I’m pleased to announce that the president will be doing just that. The Trump administration didn’t immediately announce such a move Monday.