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    Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    From the Miami Herald

    ``The rightness of this is so clear, especially dealing with what we've experienced in the past 80 days or so in the Gulf of Mexico,'' Crist said. ``I just don't think I'd be doing my duty as your governor if I didn't call this session and at least try, and I'm hoping that we'll be successful and we'll see.''
    Republicans reacted with criticism or silence, and Democrats praised Crist's move as overdue.
    I for one am thrilled about this. One thing Florida definitely does not need is a repeat of this oil spill. Of course, Florida already bans offshore drilling, but a constitutional amendment is probably the best way to preserve the lesson from this tragedy and protect Florida's beaches from a future of short sighted oil-drilling.

    Of course, this is being turned into a Republican talking point, to be used as a bludgeon against Crist in his upcoming Senate race against tea party hack Marco Rubio. What else is new. But I don't think it will work, the people of Florida know what is in their best interest and Crist really is looking out for the state here.
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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    If more shallow drilling were allowed, this deep water and ultra deep water problem wouldn't be so prominent...

    Anyone know what the ballot rules are in Florida?
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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Anyone know what the ballot rules are in Florida?
    Is this what you're looking for?

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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    From the Miami Herald



    I for one am thrilled about this. One thing Florida definitely does not need is a repeat of this oil spill. Of course, Florida already bans offshore drilling, but a constitutional amendment is probably the best way to preserve the lesson from this tragedy and protect Florida's beaches from a future of short sighted oil-drilling.

    Of course, this is being turned into a Republican talking point, to be used as a bludgeon against Crist in his upcoming Senate race against tea party hack Marco Rubio. What else is new. But I don't think it will work, the people of Florida know what is in their best interest and Crist really is looking out for the state here.
    Another lefty wants people to be unemployed and poor. Who is surprised? Going to get your oil from China? Put drilling on the ballot will likely backfire on you.
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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Another lefty wants people to be unemployed and poor. Who is surprised? Going to get your oil from China? Put drilling on the ballot will likely backfire on you.
    Won't the oil spills also have an impact on certain industries that will lead to people becoming unemployed and unable to work?

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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggae_6 View Post
    Won't the oil spills also have an impact on certain industries that will lead to people becoming unemployed and unable to work?
    If they hadn't been forced into deep water and ultra deep water by envirofreaks, we wouldn't be having this problem in the first place...
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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggae_6 View Post
    Won't the oil spills also have an impact on certain industries that will lead to people becoming unemployed and unable to work?
    Bull****, this is a one in thousands incident even a scientist could pull a trend out of it.
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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    If more shallow drilling were allowed, this deep water and ultra deep water problem wouldn't be so prominent...

    Anyone know what the ballot rules are in Florida?
    There are only ~30 rigs affected by the moratorium. The rest are still in operation.

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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Bull****, this is a one in thousands incident even a scientist could pull a trend out of it.
    Let's not talk theories or trends, let's talk reality. How much economic impact on jobs will the oil spill have and what will it do for jobs and industries such as industrial fishing, tourism, etc. By dealing in half truths and generalities, your concern for workers job opportunities seems insincere at best. You are concerned about jobs, right?

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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    If they hadn't been forced into deep water and ultra deep water by envirofreaks, we wouldn't be having this problem in the first place...
    Alternative energy, anyone?

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