Offshore oil rig with workers

Speaking at the latest in a series of public hearings on offshore energy exploration, CEA’s Kevin Doyle examined the economic benefits to families and national security implications of producing more domestic energy.

Kevin Doyle of the Consumer Energy Alliance said Scott and Zinke should keep “the conversation” going while Zinke’s staff develops a final draft of the plan. He was backed by Julio Fuentes of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber and Tallahassee businessman Barney Bishop. They said the U.S. needs to explore all avenues of energy development and dismissed Scott’s comments that he expects Zinke to keep his word about the Florida exemption.

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