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SR 550 — Gulf of Mexico Range Complex

by Senators Broxson, Rouson, Farmer, Taddeo, Steube, Gainer, Montford, Powell, Negron, Baxley, Benacquisto, Book, Bracy, Bradley, Brandes, Campbell, Flores, Galvano, Gibson, Grimsley, Hukill, Lee, Mayfield, Passidomo, Perry, Rader, Rodriguez, Simmons, Simpson, Stewart, and Torres

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee (EP)

SR 550 pronounces that:

  • The State of Florida must maintain a unified front in supporting an extension of the current moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico east of the Military Mission Line;
  • Drilling east of the Military Mission Line would mean loss of range areas and possible relocation of aircraft and bases to other unrestricted range areas; and
  • The Florida Senate supports an indefinite extension of the restriction, specified in the Gulf of Mexico Security Act (GOMESA), on oil and gas leasing in all areas east of the Military Mission Line established at 86°41’ west longitude and an indefinite extension of the GOMESA’s ban on oil and gas leasing within 125 miles of the Florida coastline in the Eastern Planning Area and in a portion of the Central Planning Area.

 

Vote: Senate Adopted. House Adopted.