Friday, April 30, 2010

Offshore drilling backers almost had us

They almost had us.

The "Drill, baby, drill" faction had us thinking maybe we were wrong about offshore drilling in Florida’s waters, especially the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

It will provide jobs.

It will mean much needed state revenue.

It will lessen our dependence on foreign oil.

Even more important to Floridians concerned about our pristine beaches and fragile ecosystem, it will be safe, they said.

So safe, thanks to state-of-the-art technology, they could drill three miles off our shores.

Which is what Florida legislators like incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Melbourne, and incoming House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, would’ve had us believe.

Not anymore.

Read more Sunday in Mannix About Manatee

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