WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the below statement applauding President Trump’s decision to extend the moratorium on oil drilling off Florida’s Gulf Coast for another 10 years.  

Senator Rick Scott said, “As Governor of Florida, I fought for and secured a commitment from this Administration to keep oil drilling off Florida’s coasts. I’ve had many conversations with the President and his Administration about the importance of keeping Florida’s coastlines pristine, and I’m glad the President is extending the moratorium on oil drilling for another 10 years. I applaud this announcement today, which is a result of the many conversations we have had over the years and is a huge win for Florida.”