NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – President Donald Trump will expand the moratorium on an offshore drilling ban to the coasts of Virginia and North Carolina.
He made the announcement during his “Make America Great Again” campaign rally at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.
“About a month ago I signed an order prohibiting offshore drilling on the Florida, Georgia and South Carolina coasts. And because I happen to like the state a lot, I said, ‘What about Virginia? What about North Carolina?'” the president said. “So, I’m extending the moratorium to North Carolina and Virginia.”