Act introduced to solidify moratorium on oil and gas drilling off Florida

In September 2020, then-President Donald Trump issued an executive order to extend a ban on oil and gas drilling off the coasts of Florida for 10 years.

This week, Republican Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott introduced the American Shores Protection Act to legally extend the moratorium on drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the south Atlantic Ocean to 2032. In the US House of Representatives, Republican Congressman Michael Waltz introduced companion legislation.

“As Governor of Florida,” said Scott, “I fought for and secured a commitment from the Trump administration to ban oil drilling off Florida’s coasts. While I’m glad the moratorium on drilling was extended for another 10 years under the Trump administration, it’s time to codify this ban into law.”

Rubio noted, “This legislation would solidify the protections that President Trump implemented, ensuring that both of Florida’s coasts will remain safe from executive action to revoke the moratorium.”

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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