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PolitiFact: Kendrick Meek’s position on offshore oil drilling remains mostly consistent

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From PolitiFact: With the Gulf oil spill threatening Florida’s pristine beaches and public support for offshore oil drilling waning, Democratic Senate candidate Kendrick Meek of Miami has accused his rivals of backing oil drilling at one time or another, and says he’s the only candidate to consistently oppose expanded offshore exploration. He made the argument on his campaign website, where he encouraged people to sign a petition against offshore oil drilling. This is what he wrote: “The recent disaster in…

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PolitiFact: Kendrick Meek’s position on offshore oil drilling remains mostly consistent

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From PolitiFact: With the Gulf oil spill threatening Florida’s pristine beaches and public support for offshore oil drilling waning, Democratic Senate candidate Kendrick Meek of Miami has accused his rivals of backing oil drilling at one time or another, and says he’s the only candidate to consistently oppose expanded offshore exploration. He made the argument on his campaign website, where he encouraged people to sign a petition against offshore oil drilling. This is what he wrote: “The recent disaster in…

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Progress Florida unveils SpillBabySpill.com

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Progress Florida today launched a new website: www.SpillBabySpill.com.  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…

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BP concedes Gulf oil spill is bigger than estimate

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BP conceded Thursday that more oil than it estimated is gushing into the Gulf of Mexico as heavy crude washed into Louisiana’s wetlands for the first time, feeding worries and uncertainty about the massive monthlong spill. Mark Proegler, a spokesman for oil giant BP PLC, told The Associated Press that a mile-long tube inserted into a leaking pipe over the weekend is capturing 210,000 gallons a day – the total amount the company and the Coast Guard have estimated is…

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