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Michael Moore vows to drill for oil offshore Trump’s Mar-a-lago resort

Filmmaker Michael Moore is threatening to frack near President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-lago resort in an apparent response to the administration’s plan to open the US coast to offshore drilling.

“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!”


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moved to repeal offshore drilling regulations put in place after the devastating Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010, and rescinded an Obama-era rule to add regulations to hydraulic fracking on federal and tribal lands.


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