April 7, 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, thanking lawmakers on the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee for passing House Bill 1205, relating to the regulation of onshore oil and gas resources.
“The onshore oil and gas industry has a long and successful history in the State of Florida, and is an integral piece of our state’s economy, contributing jobs and capital; and, this industry needs the certainty that this legislation, House Bill 1205, sponsored by Representative Rodrigues, provides to continue to be successful.
“And, while we are still concerned about the inclusion of a study in HB 1205, we thank the members of this committee for considering and advancing this piece of legislation that provides the necessary framework to allow this industry to continue to grow and thrive in Florida, while also ensuring our environment is well protected.”
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