WASHINGTON (September 11, 2019) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1941 and HR 205, which would permanently protect coastal economies along Florida’s Gulf Coast and the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts from expanded offshore drilling.

Following is a statement from Bob Keefe executive director of the national nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs):

“From Charleston to Catalina, businesses that depend on oil-free oceans and clean beaches are a huge and important part of the lifeblood of our nation’s economy.

“If senators care about our coastal communities and the businesses and jobs they support, they need to join the House and pass this legislation to prevent the next Deepwater Horizon, the next Exxon Valdez, the next Santa Barbara spill.”

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For more information please contact Michael Timberlake at (202) 289-2407 or mtimberlake@e2.org.

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E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. Our members have founded or funded more than 2,500 companies, created more than 600,000 jobs, and manage more than $100 billion in venture and private equity capital. For more information, see www.e2.org or follow us on Twitter at @e2org.