After Florida Gets Offshore Drilling Exemption, Other States Ask For The Same An oil platform sits in the distance at Refugio State Beach in California in 2015. The Florida carve-out, announced Tuesday by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, created new doubts about the fate of the entire offshore drilling decision — … The future leaders of the Florida legislature declared Tuesday that there will be no plans to allow drilling off the coast of Florida, at least while under their watch. Although offshore drilling has long been banned in federal waters off the state of Florida, Cuba has been drilling its own offshore area near Florida. In stark reversal, Trump administration removes Florida from offshore drilling targets Ledyard King , Tallahassee Democrat Published 7:03 p.m. Oil companies drilled five wells in Atlantic Florida state waters and 51 exploratory wells on federal leases on the outer continental shelf of the Atlantic coast. With a single amendment, Florida simultaneously banned indoor vaping and offshore drilling on Tuesday night, as more than 60% of voters chose … Offshore drilling itself has long been a contentious topic in Florida. Rick Scott announce Florida won’t be considered for offshore oil drilling in a Jan. 9, 2018, press conference at the Tallahassee airport. That meant drilling as close as 3 to 10 miles off beaches. ET Jan. 9, 2018 | Updated 8:13 p.m. Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, there was a massive effort by members of the oil industry to get Florida lawmakers to open its shores to near shore drilling. Offshore drilling for oil and gas on the Atlantic coast of the United States took place from 1947 to the early 1980s.
Rick Scott announce Florida won’t be considered for offshore oil drilling in a Jan. 9, 2018, press conference at the Tallahassee airport. Florida has some of the most attractive locations for new drilling because it is close to existing operations off Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi in the Gulf Coast.
Drilling in federal waters, however, is not banned. But as Trimmel Gomes reports, the declaration comes as concerns continue to grow over plans for oil drilling just north of Cuba, near the Florida Keys. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Gov. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Gov. Offshore drilling still a threat despite constitution ban, environmentalists argue. Florida passed this year’s weirdest ballot initiative: a ban on vaping and offshore drilling The unlikely combination of drilling and vaping was bundled into one amendment. Interior Secretary Zinke: Florida Offshore Oil Drilling Is 'Off The Table' : The Two-Way Zinke cites a request from Gov.