SR 1820 — Moratorium on Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
by Senator Hooper
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Prepared by: Environment and Natural Resources Committee (EN)
SR 1820 states that:
- The State of Florida must maintain a united front in supporting an extension of the current moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico east of the Military Mission Line;
- To allow drilling east of the Military Mission Line would mean loss of range areas and possible relocation of aircraft and bases to other unrestricted range areas; and
- The Florida Senate supports an indefinite extension of the restriction, specified in the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (GOMESA), on oil and gas leasing in all areas east of the Military Mission Line and an indefinite extension of GOMESA’s ban on oil and gas leasing within 125 miles of the Florida coastline in the Eastern Planning Area and in a portion of the Central Planning Area.
Vote: Senate Adopted.