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FL Senate panel passes oil drilling moratorium resolution

Posted at 3:00 AM, Jan 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-16 22:10:20-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - An oil drilling moratorium in the eastern Gulf of Mexico was unanimously passed by a Florida Senate committee.

An identical resolution unanimously passed its first committee in the florida House of Representatives.

Currently, there's a drilling ban off of Florida's Gulf Coast through 2022.

Federal legislation to extend the ban has not been passed.

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