The Shifting Politics of Oil: Democratic Candidate for Governor Alex Sink
Florida CFO Alex Sink, a candidate for Governor, has maintained her position against drilling off Florida's coast. She says the risks outweigh the benefits.
Before the Spill: Speaking to the Associated Press briefing in Tallahassee, Sink said she is opposed to what she termed "near-beach drilling.
Her primary concern, she said, is concern that an oil spill could not be contained before destroying Florida's gulf coast.
After the spill: "This evidence proves that near-beach drilling in Florida is a disastrous idea -- we must never let oil companies drill just three miles off our beaches,” Sink said.
“Last year, oil companies spent millions on lobbyists and a PR spin machine and quickly passed near beach drilling through the Florida House. The people of Florida must send Legislators a message that we will not allow Florida’s economy to be put at risk or forget the painful lessons of this historic spill.”
CLICK HERE to listen to Alex Sink's reaction to the gulf spill.
From "Drill, Baby, Drill" to "Spill, Baby, Spill" - the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf has some elected leaders and political candidates scrambling to point out their opposition to offshore drilling - even if they once thought it was a good idea. WUSF has determined where Florida's politicians stood before, and where they stand now on oil drilling.
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