Florida Petroleum Council Executive Director David Mica right now pointed to Florida’s vital financial alternative to securely and responsibly develop Florida’s offshore vitality sources prematurely of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management public listening to on the Interior Department’s proposed five-year offshore pure fuel and oil leasing plan.
“The inclusion of Florida in Secretary Zinke’s offshore plan is vital to enabling Floridians to reap the long-term advantages of reasonably priced and dependable U.S.-produced vitality and particularly safe Florida’s long-term financial future with new tax income, new jobs and new industries to help vitality improvement,” mentioned Mica. “Today’s BOEM listening to is step one in gathering public enter on the plan, whereas advancing a forward-looking vitality technique for our state.”
“The Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf has not been surveyed in additional than thirty years, and with fast developments in security and evaluation applied sciences previously decade, we are able to safely and precisely decide what vitality potential exists off our coasts.”
“Gathering information on our long-term vitality sources is a vital step in strengthening our nationwide safety and making America vitality self-sufficient within the long-term.”
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“Developing reasonably priced and dependable U.S. vitality additionally helps many industries throughout our state, corresponding to tourism, eating places, and industrial fishing operations. It creates alternatives for high-paying jobs, funding, and income for public schooling and modernizing our infrastructure.”
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