Statement by FWF President Manley Fuller on today’s Constitutional Revision Commission committee vote on proposed Offshore Oil Drilling Ban amendment.

Date 12/14/2017

Contact: Manley Fuller (850) 567-7129

“To protect our coastal waters, we need a constitutional prohibition on oil and gas drilling and its associated industrial infrastructure. Remember that in 2009, shortly before the Deep Water Horizon disaster, the Florida House passed a bill to open Florida's marine waters to oil and gas drilling. This is not an idle threat.

If we had a disastrous spill in Florida waters, our beaches and wildlife would immediately be in peril. The absolute last thing we need in Florida is oil-soaked marshes, bays, mangroves, sea grasses, coral reefs and beaches.”

Tags: Oil Drilling Ban, FWF, Florida Wildlife Federation, Constitutional Revision Commission,

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