Offshore Drilling in Gulf of Mexico (Support)

Offshore Drilling in Gulf of Mexico (Support)

SB 550 (Broxson) and HB 319 (Ponder) are legislative resolutions requesting extension of the current federal moratorium on oil drilling east of the Military Mission Line in the Gulf of Mexico. The resolutions state that the extension of the moratorium would support military training operations that require unconstrained access to the Gulf of Mexico, and that drilling east of the Military Mission Line could result in loss of range areas and possible relocation of aircraft and bases to other areas. (O’Hara)