The Tampa Bay Times reports:
Gov. Ron DeSantis would allow offshore drilling and fracking in the U.S. as president, as long as it’s not in Florida. The position is part of DeSantis’ plan to “unleash American energy independence,” while maintaining Florida as the only Gulf state without rigs, refineries and pipelines dotting its coast.
“We have a constitutional amendment that does not allow offshore drilling. And so that’s something that we honor,” DeSantis said about Florida while revealing his economic plan in New Hampshire. “That is not saying that I think that should apply to Louisiana or Texas. So that will continue.”
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— Craig Pittman (@craigtimes) August 10, 2023