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Rick Scott Outlines Priorities for Interior Department in Letter to Deb Haaland

In his letter, Scott urged Haaland to continue DOI’s commitment to banning oil drilling off Florida’s coasts, combatting the threats posed by Communist China and standing up for America’s energy independence to protect American jobs.

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. 

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.”

Francis Rooney Calls on Federal Officials to Visit Florida to See Impact of Algae...

Last week, the freshman Republican sent letters to four U.S. Cabinet secretaries urging them to “visit Southwest Florida first hand so that they may personally assess the damage, meet with key local officials, and provide recommendations on how their agencies may be able to help." 
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