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Dan Gelber’s op-ed: Riding oil spill momentum

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The Orlando Sentinel’s Thursday editorial, “Fix regs, nix session,” dismissed the call for a special session to address offshore drilling as a “selfish political ploy.” Believe me, in the 10 years I’ve served as a state lawmaker, I’ve seen plenty of selfish political ploys. Placing a constitutional amendment on the ballot to ban offshore drilling is not one of them, and here’s why: It addresses a real likelihood that one day the Florida Legislaturewill submit to the very powerful oil lobby.…

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Dan Gelber’s op-ed: Riding oil spill momentum

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The Orlando Sentinel’s Thursday editorial, “Fix regs, nix session,” dismissed the call for a special session to address offshore drilling as a “selfish political ploy.” Believe me, in the 10 years I’ve served as a state lawmaker, I’ve seen plenty of selfish political ploys. Placing a constitutional amendment on the ballot to ban offshore drilling is not one of them, and here’s why: It addresses a real likelihood that one day the Florida Legislature will submit to the very powerful oil…

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