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Rep. Carter: Exempt Ga. from drilling
Congressman joins growing number of lawmakers against Trump administration proposal
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A growing list of Georgia officials want the state's coastline exempted from President Donald Trump's five-year plan to open 90 percent of the nation's offshore oil reserves to private development. An offshore drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico is shown above. - photo by Associated Press
SAVANNAH — A Republican congressman who for years has touted the potential benefits of expanded oil drilling off the U.S. East Coast is now asking the Trump administration to exclude his home state of Georgia from its offshore energy plans.
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