Trump Administration Unveils Massive Offshore Drilling Expansion05:46
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A natural gas platform is shown off the coast of Fort  Morgan, Ala., in 2007. (Rob Carr/AP)
A natural gas platform is shown off the coast of Fort Morgan, Ala., in 2007. (Rob Carr/AP)
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The Trump administration has unveiled a controversial plan to open up nearly the entire outer continental shelf of the United States to oil and gas drilling, reversing an Obama-era ban on offshore drilling and setting the stage for a legal battle with coastal states from Florida to California. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the decision in a phone call with reporters Thursday.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti gets reaction to the news from Alexandra Adams (@Adams_Alex101), senior advocate in the oceans program at the Natural Resources Defense Council.

This segment aired on January 5, 2018.

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