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Progress Florida today launched a new website:  The site serves as a one-stop clearinghouse of real-time information and action taking related to offshore drilling policy, with an emphasis on the ongoing BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf.

Included among the site’s features are:

  • The “BP BFF of the Week,” a regular feature highlighting public figures firmly aligned with Big Oil’s “Drill Baby Drill” agenda — the debut BP BFF is longtime drilling advocate Marco Rubio;
  • Opportunities to take action, hold BP accountable and avoid future tragic spills; the current action calls on President Obama to permanently end his push for new offshore drilling;
  • A regularly updated feed of the latest news stories and tweets related to the Gulf oil spill; and
  • A live streaming “Gusher Cam” showing the BP oil spill from the ocean floor of the Gulf of Mexico.

“We launched to provide an unfiltered source of news and information about the Gulf oil spill disaster, to highlight the unacceptable consequences of expanded oil drilling, and shine a spotlight on Big Oil’s biggest allies,” said Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo.

Progress Florida has been a leading opponent of legislative efforts by incoming House Speaker Dean Cannon and incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos to allow oil drilling just three miles off Florida’s world famous coastline, and remains firmly opposed to President Obama’s plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling into previously protected waters.

“In addition to critical real-time information on BP’s Gulf disaster, will provide Floridians with ways they can take action so we can move toward the ultimate goal of safe, clean, renewable energy rather than continuing our reliance on fossil fuels and risky offshore drilling,” added Ferrulo.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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