Video: Cannon responds to Obama’s offshore oil drilling plans
After facing opposition from his own state on the controversial topic of lifting the ban on offshore oil drilling, Rep. Dean Cannon has received some surprising back-up. On March 31, Pres. Obama announced an expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration because “it was the right call given the nation’s voracious thirst for energy and the need to produce jobs and keep American businesses competitive.” This new policy lifts a 20-year-old ban on drilling along coasts other than the Gulf of Mexico. According to a USA Today article, Obama said he would “limit any oil and gas drilling off the coast of Florida to no closer than 125 miles from the shore.”
In a Palm Beach Post video interview, Cannon commented on Obama’s new plan and shared how “encouraged” the big announcement made him feel about Florida’s drilling. He also said that he hoped it would help those opposing his bill to reconsider their position on it.
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