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John Rutherford Introduces Bill Stopping Drilling Off Florida Until 2032

This week, U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., introduced the “Preserving Recreation, Oceans, Tourism, Environment, and Coastal Towns (PROTECT) Florida Act.” More than half of the members of the Florida delegation in the U.S. House are...
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Congressional Reps Urge Bahamas to Stop Drilling 150 Miles from South Florida

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., led a letter to Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Alexander Minnis and Bahamian Environment and Housing Minister Romauld Sotario Ferreira opposing the Bahamas Petroleum Company’s (BPC)  Perseverance No. 1 oil well, off the coast of The Bahamas.

Florida Delegation Urges Interior Department Not to Drill Off Sunshine State’s Coasts

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., led members of the Florida congressional delegation in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to request clarification on plans to open Florida’s coasts to new oil and gas leasing. 

Matt Gaetz, Francis Rooney Want to Meet With President Trump on Drilling in the...

The two Florida congressmen are calling on President Donald Trump to back a “permanent moratorium on oil and gas drilling and pre-leasing activity East of the Military Mission Line in the Gulf of Mexico.”
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Florida Delegation Focuses on Water Quality Issues

On Friday, the two chairs of the Florida delegation--Democrat U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings and Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan--announced they would hold a meeting on “some of the most pressing water quality issues affecting the Sunshine State” which will include “red tide, harmful algal blooms, offshore drilling and other water quality issues.”

Bill Nelson Gives First of Many Send Off Speeches

Nelson took to the Senate floor on Monday to deliver the first of these speeches. In that address, he took a shot at the man who defeated him, Gov. Rick Scott
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Energy Exploration Resurfaces as an Issue in Florida

For Florida, offshore development in the federal waters could create more than 56,000 jobs by 2035 and could result in more than $2.6 billion annually in state revenues.
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