Trump likely to back extended drilling ban off Florida Gulf coast

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Speaking at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, Trump said his administration is "proving everyday that we can improve our environment while creating millions of high-paying jobs".

Trump's announcement - eight weeks before Election Day in a state where voters overwhelmingly oppose offshore drilling - is a reversal of the president's previous support for offshore drilling.

The moratorium on drilling is set to expire in 2022.

For the federal budget year beginning October 1, the White House said, Trump asked Congress for $250 million in annual funding to accelerate construction of infrastructure for the Everglades as part of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration.

He also lambasted his opponent, Joe Biden, and the Democratic party, saying their environmental plans would "destroy America's middle class while giving a free pass to the world's worst foreign polluters".

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Other than Nanshan, three others were honoured with the title of "The People's Hero". China has reported a total of 4,634 deaths from 85,144 cases of Covid-19.

Trump narrowly won both states in the 2016 presidential election.

U.S. President Donald Trump, facing the possibility of a cash crunch, said on Tuesday he would spend his own money to finance his 2020 presidential campaign against Democrat Joe Biden if he had to.

Trump discussed his call for additional funding for Everglades revitalization and addressing algae-causing run-off from Lake Okeechobee that has forced beach closures in the tourism-reliant state.

Trump, though, has rolled back numerous regulations meant to protect the environment, from power plant emissions to auto fuel standards to clean water. "To my administration, environmental protection is a sacred obligation". Current EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, defended it last week in a speech commemorating the agency's 50th anniversary. Jaclyn Lopez, a Florida native with the Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund, said "this desperate political stunt won't make Floridians forget that Trump was the one that proposed opening our state to drilling in the first place".

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