March 17, 2015
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement attributable to its Senior Vice President of State & Federal Affairs, Brewster Bevis, applauding lawmakers on the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee for passing House Bill 1205, relating to the regulation of oil and gas resources.
“The onshore oil and gas industry needs and deserves certainty; and, this bill, HB 1205 by Representative Rodrigues, is a good first step in providing this sector of Florida’s economy with a proper, fair and consistent regulatory framework.”
“Through our Florida Mineral Rights Working Group, AIF will be advocating for legislation this session that ensures certainty for operators and mineral owners and which will not hinder their ability to grow within this industry space, and will also encourage other businesses to enter Florida.”
“We thank Representative Rodrigues and his fellow committee members for their consideration of this bill; and, look forward to working with members of the House and Senate in order to pass common-sense legislation that provides for the proper oversight of the oil and gas industry, while at the same time allowing for the growth of this industry which will add jobs and revenue to Florida’s bottom line.”
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