Could Georgia be able to make the case that it should be exempted from the Trump administration's national offshore drilling plan? A new story and analysis from Reuters suggests maybe so. The story, which was published Tuesday, says that Florida was granted an exemption last week, in part, because of state officials' claim that national offshore drilling could cripple their crucial tourism industry. Tourism accounts for $111.7 billion annually — or 12 percent of the Florida's gross domestic product. The report points out that Georgia and other states opposed to the drilling plan are in roughly the same shape as Florida. Tourism accounts for 11 percent of Georgia's economy, the news service reported. Since several states are similar to Florida in their dependence on tourism, the administration may find it hard to reject other exemption requests, thus complicating its efforts to expand drilling, the news report says. The Interior Department this month called for opening up virtually all U.S. coastline to drillers as part of Republican President Donald Trump's plan to boost domestic energy production. The governors of every state on the Atlantic and Pacific seaboards objected, with the exception of Maine and Alaska.