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Support for npr and the following message come from georgetown university featuring parttime master's degrees answered certificates in downtown d c and online information at sc s dow georgetown dot edu slash npr at the trump administration surprised lotta people last week when it excluded florida from a plan to dramatically expand offshore drilling and now other states are saying hey we'd love to be excluded as well and they're getting a chance to make their case in a series of public meetings enters jeff brady went to one of those meetings yesterday in annapolis maryland at the harbor in downtown annapolis it's cold and there's little sign of the tourists and people heading at fish that are common when the weather is warm but things are buzzing a few miles away at a hotel conference center this is where the federal bureau of ocean energy management is collecting comments on the trump administration's plan to offer up just about all of the country's offshore areas to drillers this is the normal process with information booth saying laptop set up to type in comments last week florida with outside that process and god itself removed electronics that bit by surprise quite frankly when we saw that governor scott in florida had spoken to secretaries zinke of the department interior mark belton is maryland secretary of natural resources is here to deliver a letter from his boss republican governor larry hogan asking that maryland also be removed belt and says the big concern is for the state's economically important fishing and tourism industries the accident that happened with deepwater horizon down in the gulf of mexico is a vivid example of what could happen here off the shore of the mid atlantic and with that example in mind we believe that it's just not the right to.

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