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CFO Patronis Statement on President Trump’s Off-Shore Drilling Moratorium

9/8/2020

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

CFO Patronis Statement on President Trump’s Off-Shore Drilling Moratorium

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis released a statement on President Donald Trump’s signing of a 10-year extension of the moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and expansion to Florida's Atlantic coast, Georgia, and South Carolina.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Thank you to President Trump for fighting to protect Florida’s natural treasures and extending the moratorium on off-shore drilling for another decade. Florida’s oceans are a major driver for economic activity and worth protecting at all costs. This moratorium is also important to protecting our military training efforts in the Gulf range. This is a historic day and we're grateful for the President’s support of the Sunshine State’s natural resources and special thank you to Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio for their hard work in advocating for these vital protections to Florida’s beautiful waterways.”

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).