Congressman Francis Rooney statement on DOD’s Eastern Gulf of Mexico report
Naples, FL- Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement regarding the Department of Defense’s (DOD) report, “Preserving Military Readiness in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.”
Congressman Rooney stated, “I agree with the DOD that the Eastern Gulf of Mexico is an ‘irreplaceable national asset’ for its value to our national security. The Eastern Gulf is a critical training ground for our military and cannot be replaced by any other geographical location.
"It is critical for our military, and for Florida's tourist economy, that the Military Mission Line moratorium on leasing for offshore drilling in the Eastern Gulf be made permanent. I will continue to fight against entrenched special interests to accomplish this."