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Old 03-31-2010, 08:40 AM   #11
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Oil Rigs: A Risk Florida’s Shores Can’t Afford

At each stage of testing, exploration, and production, the oil and gas business produces contaminated water, uses toxic drilling muds, and periodically spills oil and toxic liquids into the ocean. Pollutants like mercury and persistent hydrocarbons contaminate fish and sea life near platforms and massive spills kill seabirds, sea turtles, fish and marine mammals.

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita destroyed over 100 drilling rigs and platforms and over 450 pipelines. The Minerals Management Service estimated almost one million gallons spilled during the hurricane from offshore facilities; the Coast Guard documented an estimated nine million gallons from onshore and offshore oil facilities were spilled.


A Bad Idea Then, A Bad Idea Now

Florida's environment, economy and identity are defined by our shores. That’s why for decades Floridians have been united in their opposition to offshore drilling. The risks, we said, were too high; the rewards far too small.

http://www.environmentflorida.org/is...shore-drilling



I like my beaches just the way they are.

You want to splash around in oil crap? - go to Texas.
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:00 AM   #12
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Florida's environment, economy and identity are defined by our shores. That’s why for decades Floridians have been united in their opposition to offshore drilling. The risks, we said, were too high; the rewards far too small.

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Actually that used to be true...now Floridians support off shore drilling by a 55% to 38% percent margin, as long as it it kept five miles of their coast.
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:12 AM   #13
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That's Tampa - These carpetbaggers won't do anything for Florida except destroy our beaches.

Anyone ever been to Galveston, Corpus Cristi, or along the Alabama/Miss, gulf coast? Beaches are dirty, the water is filthy.

I will vote against any politicians voting for offshore drilling. Oil companies have millions of acres under lease and should explore those before thinking about ruining our beaches.
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That's Tampa - These carpetbaggers won't do anything for Florida except destroy our beaches.
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Everyone knows that no one is actually from Florida!!!
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Environmentalists attack Obama plan to allow oil drilling off Florida's coasts

BY LESLEY CLARK

WASHINGTON -- Florida environmentalists are blasting the Obama administration's plans to expand offshore oil drilling, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast.

Various news reports say the plan includes allowing drilling beyond 125 miles off Florida's Gulf coastline, as well as studying the possibility of drilling off the mid- and southern Atlantic coasts.

Progress Florida, which has opposed past efforts to lift bans on offshore oil drilling, reacted quickly to the news.

``Offshore drilling, especially drilling as close as four miles from Florida's Atlantic beaches, tastes bad no matter which president from whatever party is serving it,'' said Progress Florida's Mark Ferrulo. ``The president's support doesn't change the facts. Expanded drilling won't lower gas prices and it represents a dirty and dangerous activity that risks catastrophic damage to our beloved beaches.''

Obama is hoping to get support from Republicans for a climate change bill, but 10 coastal state Democrats -- including Florida's Bill Nelson, who has vehemently opposed offshore drilling -- say they won't support a big expansion of drilling.

Republican Sen. George LeMieux has suggested he'd support offshore drilling if Florida could get a cut of the proceeds.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/03/3...#ixzz0jlYN3IC5

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It's also par for the course for this administration so far. I agree with Killer that this is nothing more than a carrot to get Cap-n-Tax rammed through.
Yep, and a huge tax per gallon on American pumped crude.
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woohoo !!!....we gonna take over irans spot in opec....

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That's Tampa - These carpetbaggers won't do anything for Florida except destroy our beaches.

Anyone ever been to Galveston, Corpus Cristi, or along the Alabama/Miss, gulf coast? Beaches are dirty, the water is filthy.

I will vote against any politicians voting for offshore drilling. Oil companies have millions of acres under lease and should explore those before thinking about ruining our beaches.
So while all the people going greeen on off-shore drilling are happy that they've prevented this country from reducing it's dependency on foreign oil, foreign countries are allowed to go in to international waters and start drilling off our coast.

I feel pretty confident that if people truly wanted to drill off-shore for this country, they could find a way to prevent the beaches from getting dirty and the water filthy. Maybe it's not the off-shore drilling that's responsible for that problem...maybe, just maybe, it's the individuals responsible for it's upkeep?

I'm just sayin'!

And btw, I'm not a carpet bagger, but I do live in the Tampa area!

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c'mon

Everyone knows that no one is actually from Florida!!!
That's not true, I know of at least a handful, maybe a dozen children that are FROM Florida. However, I believe anyone over the age of 30, definitely not!
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So while all the people going greeen on off-shore drilling are happy that they've prevented this country from reducing it's dependency on foreign oil, foreign countries are allowed to go in to international waters and start drilling off our coast.
Great point...I think that we will probably take more precautions to protect our coasts...than Hugo Chavez will.
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