Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke asking him to exempt New York from plans to expand offshore drilling along the Atlantic Coast. In the letter Cuomo says if the drilling is started it would increase the risk of oil spills, contributes to the acceleration of climate change, and conflicts with the state’s plans to develop offshore wind energy. The letter comes after Zinke exempted Florida from offshore drilling.

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