April 14, 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 State Affairs Committee for advancing House Bill 1205, relating to the regulation of onshore oil and gas resources.
“We thank Representative Rodrigues for bringing this good bill forward and also thank the members of the House State Affairs Committee for considering it today. This session, AIF, through its Florida Mineral Rights Working Group, is supporting this legislation, as well as similar legislation by Senator Richter, because the onshore oil and gas industry has successfully operated in Florida for more than seven decades, delivering jobs and capital to our state, but now needs the regulatory certainty this public policy provides.
“And, while we remain concerned about the inclusion of a study in HB 1205, we thank the members of this committee for advancing the bill today, as it provides for the type of certainty this industry needs, in order to continue to grow and prosper.”
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