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Zinke's offshore drilling plan is on point

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to vastly expand offshore oil and gas production — and politicians from coastal states are livid.

The Senate Energy Committee recently hauled Zinke to Capitol Hill for intense questioning. Lawmakers from Washington, Oregon and other coastal states demanded he delay his planned expansion. They're concerned offshore drilling could harm the environment. Some state officials have even threatened to sue the administration to halt the plan.

Zinke shouldn't let this opposition shake his resolve. His offshore drilling plan will create hundreds of thousands of American jobs while safeguarding the environment.

Obama-era regulations banned energy...