Drilling After the Oil Spill

Drilling After the Oil Spill

Florida lawmakers have commissioned reports and held hearings as they explore opening state-controlled waters for oil and gas exploration. The question of offshore drilling has been floating around Tallahassee for years, and it looked like the incoming leadership in the Legislature was poised to allow drilling closer to Florida’s Gulf coast than ever before. But then Deepwater Horizon exploded in April and oil has been pouring into the Gulf ever since. We’ll look at how that’s changed the state’s offshore drilling conversation.
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Co-Author of a Collins Center/Century Commission Report on Offshore Drilling, Director of the Marine Policy Institute at Mote Marine Laboratory, and Associate Professor of Political Science at New College of Florida
State Representative for District 69 (Manatee and Sarasota)
State Representative for District 61 (Hillsborough and Pasco)
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