Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Commends President Trump’s Announcement to Extend Offshore Drilling Moratorium on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Sep 8, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after President Trump’s announcement extending the moratorium on offshore drilling on Florida’s Gulf Coast and expanding it to Florida's Atlantic Coast.

“I am thrilled that President Trump has extended the moratorium on offshore drilling on Florida’s Gulf Coast and expanded it to include our Atlantic Coast until 2032. Protecting Florida’s coast from offshore drilling is an issue I have fought for since the very beginning, including the 2006 moratorium. This presidential order is welcome news for Florida’s tourism, environment, and military readiness. I commend President Trump for his continued work to protect and advance our state.”

On February 28, 2019, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart joined his colleague, Francis Rooney, and members of the Florida Delegation, in a letter urging Acting Secretary Bernhardt to protect Florida's coasts from oil and gas development.

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