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Guest op-ed from Darden Rice: 8 things I know about Florida’s special session on the referendum to ban offshore oil drilling in state waters

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1) Media coverage on partisan bickering and Florida Senate horserace implications is hurting the cause. Instead of ‘political jockeying’ news reports, how about we focus on how the ballot amendment to ban drilling in state waters is itself an important civic opportunity. This is the chance for the citizens of Florida to grasp a teachable moment and cast a vote for an amendment to enshrine permanent protection for our coasts in the state constitution. It is no more reactionary than…

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