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Maine legislators tell Trump: No drilling off our state


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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine House of Representatives has passed a resolution calling on President Donald Trump to leave Maine out of offshore oil and gas drilling. The Maine House unanimously passed the resolution ThursdayOpponents of offshore drilling in the Legislature say drilling and exploration off Maine’s coast would endanger commercial fishing jobs. The proposal was made by RepMick Devin, a Newcastle Democrat. He says offshore drilling “could be an economic disaster for Maine.” He says the state needs to protect its coastal resources because they’re vital to Maine’s economy, industries and tourism. Most Read StoriesDrinking alcohol key to living past 90, study saysSeattle federal prosecutor Thomas Wales was possibly killed by hired gunman, FBI official saysUnlimited movie-theater deal could be too good to surviveSeattle-area's cold snap to last with spring still a month away, weather service saysVideo: flying over a Ballard-to-West Seattle light-rail routeSale! Save up to 90% on subscriptions!Trump signed an executive order last year that signaled future East Coast drillingThe federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is hosting public meetings about the proposal this winter. The Associated Press Next StoryNorth Carolina legislators cautious on more online sales Previous StoryBill would require tax increase estimates in bond elections // PROD-1622 Outbrain AB Test // Have to disable outbrain from running at this point based on optimizely test booleans (function() { if ( SEATIMESCO.hasOwnProperty('outbrain') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.hasOwnProperty('enabled') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.enabled === false ) { var outbrain = null; outbrain = document.querySelector('.OUTBRAIN[data-widget-id="AR_6"]'); if (outbrain !== null ) { outbrain.parentNode.removeChild(outbrain); } } })(); Contact Newsroom staff list FAQ Contact form About the company Seattle Restaurant Week Newspapers in Education Fund for the Needy Employment Historical Archives Pulitzers Company information Permissions Seattle Times Store Advertise Classifieds Autos Homes Obituary Jobs Media Kit Advertise with Us Subscriber Services Subscribe Activate Account Manage Subscription Place Temporary Hold Report Delivery Issue Make a Payment Print Replica Today’s Front Page Facebook Twitter RSS Feeds Newsletters Mobile Apps Subscribe

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