At the beginning of the year, the Trump administration announced an expansion of offshore drilling encompassing nearly all of the United States coastline. The move came after the administration proposed rolling back offshore drilling safety regulations.
Within days, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced an exemption for Florida because of its “unique” economic dependence on its shores. States also dependent on coastal industries shared their outrage and noted that President Trump’s lucrative Mar-a-Lago resort profits from that Florida coastline.
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized President Trump’s move to increase offshore oil drilling and proposed Trump drill in the waters off Mar-a-Lago, his Palm Beach resort, instead of California.
Our fishing, tourism, and recreation industries employ hundreds of thousands of great people. Our coasts are an economic gold mine. Do not put them at risk.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 22, 2018
Schwarzenegger never mentions Trump by name, but everyone knows his intended target. This marks another in a long line of criticism leveled by the Republican former governor against the president.
Both men, considered celebrities-turned-politicians, repeatedly clash.
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