Michael Moore vows to drill for oil offshore Trump’s Mar-a-lago resort
“Our fracking off the coast of Mar-a-Lago begins right after Labor Day,” Moore wrote in a tweet on Saturday, along with an image of a Halliburton fracking rig.
“The oil we drill just off your beach will pay 4 our entire show!” he continued, in reference to his upcoming television show. “And any spills – we’re going to let the ppl of Florida keep whatever they collect 4 free!”
We are back on the air in September — in prime time! “Michael Moore LIVE FROM THE APOCALYPSE!” Our fracking off the coast of Mar-a-Lago begins right after Labor Day. I’ve already got the rig — a beautiful Halliburton G-0008 fracking system with a monster Caterpillar engine! https://t.co/riUn0QgvkG
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 6, 2018
Moore’s tweets come in the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement Thursday that it would open US waters to offshore oil and gas drilling, lifting bans put in place by President Barack Obama, including opening up the Arctic.
While the move was celebrated by the energy industry, it was met with horror by environmental groups as well a number of states, including Florida and California, which have experienced damaging oil spills off their coasts.
The administration has also moved to repeal offshore drilling regulations put in place after the devastating Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010, and rescinded an Obama-era rule to add regulations to hydraulic fracking on federal and tribal lands.