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Dave Aronberg: Florida must ban near-shore drilling, provide disaster relief

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Dave Aronberg offers this op-ed: As our state reels from the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, it is simply not enough to amend our Constitution to prohibit near-shore drilling. With all the understandable anger surrounding this disaster, which will surely have long-term economic and environmental effects on Florida, some are seeking a special session of the Legislature to ensure we will never see oil rigs near our coast. While I support that measure – and have consistently opposed…

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Miami Herald: Protect Florida, hold BP accountable

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A must-read editorial from the Miami Herald: All hands on deck! The opening of a local command post last week for the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster is a regrettable sign that the massive spill from the Deepwater Horizon explosion is on a collision course with Florida. The state’s magnificent beaches, sensitive reefs, fragile wetlands and protected estuaries are in peril. This scenario is deeply frustrating for Floridians. For years, despite unrelenting pressure from the oil and gas lobby, residents…

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