Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Marjory Stoneman Douglas is spinning in her grave

Drilling for oil where?

When Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachman recently put forth the idea of drilling in the Everglades, I thought --- what a great idea.

Great, that is, if you want to torpedo any support you might have for your candidacy in this state.

Now the Guv supports this inane idea?

OK, many of did not know there is a small oil drilling operation in Collier County, but it doesn't produce the kind of high grade we put in our rides.

It's low grade oil for tarring roads, among other uses.

So why even consider fooling with this?

"We have to be very cautious on any oil drilling, whether it’s already in the state or in our beaches or in the gulf because we aren’t going to ruin our environment," Scott said. "With regard to the Everglades, we have to be very cautious if there’s going to be any more drilling. It’s my understanding, we haven't had any problems to date so my goal would be to be very cautious."

Don't do it, Guv.

It isn't enough that our beautiful beaches are under siege every year by the "Drill, Baby, Drill!" gang.

Now Scott thinks it'd be OK to do so in the pristine Everglades?

Slick Rick, indeed.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the sainted environmentalist and author of "The Everglades: River of Grass." is spinning in her grave.

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