Sept. 8, 2020
Offshore Drilling Prohibition for the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Extended
Today, President Donald Trump announced he is extending the Prohibition of Offshore Drilling in the Eastern Gulf that was set to expire soon. The President's extension comes days after Mayor Grover Robinson sent a letter to President Trump requesting an extension explaining how critical this prohibition is to the culture, economy, and way of life in Northwest Florida.
“Whether the tourism that services visitors from across the nation or the military bases that protect us all, the people of Pensacola and Northwest Florida are connected to the Gulf of Mexico for our way of life and the continued exclusion of drilling,” said Mayor Robinson. “Florida's economy and culture are again dependent, both for the military and tourism, on the extension of the current drilling prohibition.”
In this speech, President Trump credits Pensacola and its support for the extension, saying, "We will preserve this glorious land for our children, for our grandchildren and for every generation of American to come."