Congressman Matt Gaetz Applauds President Trump’s Ban on Drilling off Florida’s Coast

September 8, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s decision to extend the moratorium on offshore drilling on Florida's coast:


“Today, Florida’s future has been secured for another generation. This monumental decision by President Trump to ban drilling off Florida’s coast demonstrates his deep and abiding commitment to our state’s military mission, our environment, and our economy. These three assets are the lifeblood of Florida, and instituting this ban is the single most consequential action President Trump could have taken to preserve them. I’m proud to have worked closely with the Trump administration to see this decision come to fruition and fulfill my top legislative priority in the US Congress. This is an enormous victory for all Floridians who can now rest assured that their homes and livelihood are safe from the disastrous consequences of offshore oil drilling,” said Congressman Gaetz.