Mack: Pleased Offshore Drilling Plan Tabled
November 10, 2005 -
Washington - Congressman Connie Mack (FL-14) said today he is pleased that a plan to open Florida's coastline to offshore drilling has been tabled, but warned that the fight against drilling is far from over.
"I'm pleased that the House has tabled the reckless plan to open Florida's coastline to offshore drilling. This risky scheme would have established a complex process for Florida to try to prevent drilling and it was riddled with loopholes that could have allowed drilling to take place just miles from our shore.
"While this victory is important for our economy and our environment, it is merely one in the larger battle to protect our fragile coast. Drilling proponents won't stop here and neither will we.
"Congress needs to take real action to ban drilling off our shore and I look forward to working with my colleagues to do just that."