LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Congresswoman Val Demings (D-Orlando) today criticized President Trump’s proposal to allow new oil drilling off the coast of Florida and California.Rep. Val DemingsSaid Rep. Demings, “I strongly oppose lifting the ban on offshore oil drilling around Florida, a move that could devastate our multi-billion-dollar tourism industry and natural environment. I also strongly oppose efforts to roll back safety and environmental rules put into place after Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing nearly a dozen people and causing untold devastation to our coasts and oceans.“The Deepwater Horizon accident proved definitively that offshore drilling has the potential to ravage our state’s ecosystems and economy. Last year I stood strongly with Florida representatives of both parties to oppose offshore drilling, and once again I call on the Trump administration to reconsider this reckless plan to enrich his oil industry friends at our expense.” Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Jack Martin This woman is a joke. I expect her to rant about any thing trump supports.She mentions about a dozen were illed on the horizon. She needs to worry about a dozen people being killed in her District every week. Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here January 6, 2018 at 8:26 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom From the Office of Rep. Val Demings Please enter your comment! 1 COMMENT Previous articleDistrict and UF complete collaborative three-year investigation into Florida springs’ healthNext articleNew Pew study says local TV news viewing dropping fast Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.