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Drilling in the Gulf

In July, President Bush rescinded the executive order banning oil and natural gas drilling of Florida's Gulf coast. Florida Gov. Charlie Crist - once an ardent supporter of the ban - has changed his mind and now supports repealing the ban. Republican presidential candidate John McCain and his Democratic rival Barack Obama are both now calling for more drilling to ease America's dependence on foreign oil and lower gas prices. And a "Gang of 10" U.S. Senators is proposing compromise legislation to allow more drilling along the Gulf coast. So how could new drilling impact Florida? What will it mean for our environment - and just how much oil and natural gas are we talking about? This week on Florida Matters, our panel gives us both sides of the issue, and we'll get a local perspective on things as well.

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