Jupiter, Fla. – U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced he would extend Florida’s off-shore drilling moratorium during his visit to Jupiter, Fla. today:

“Drilling off the shores of Florida is a non-starter—not worth the risk of endangering our environment, fishing, boating or tourism. President Trump’s plan to extend the moratorium is the right one, and it proves that our voices are being heard. We must never tolerate drilling near our beautiful coastline!”