Florida Bans Oil, Gas Drilling in State Waters
An important bright spot in Tuesday's election: Voters in Florida approved a measure that prohibits oil and gas exploration three miles into the Atlantic Ocean and nine miles into the Gulf of Mexico.
The Center and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy played a crucial role in the Amendment 9 campaign, which will protect birds, sea turtles and coastal areas from oil spills.
"Floridians just protected our coastline from dirty and dangerous offshore drilling. This is great news for coastal communities and the clean, tourist-friendly beaches we depend on," said Sarah Gledhill, Florida field campaigner at the Center. "By passing Amendment 9, Floridians are sending a loud message to President Trump that we oppose his reckless plan to expand offshore drilling."
Read more in the Florida Phoenix.