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Statement by FWF President Manley Fuller on today’s Constitutional Revision Commission committee vote on proposed Offshore Oil Drilling Ban amendment.
Contact: Manley Fuller (850) 567-7129
“To protect our coastal waters, we need a constitutional prohibition on oil and gas drilling and its associated industrial infrastructure. Remember that in 2009, shortly before the Deep Water Horizon disaster, the Florida House passed a bill to open Florida's marine waters to oil and gas drilling. This is not an idle threat.
If we had a disastrous spill in Florida waters, our beaches and wildlife would immediately be in peril. The absolute last thing we need in Florida is oil-soaked marshes, bays, mangroves, sea grasses, coral reefs and beaches.”