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Video: Charlie Crist: ‘We need to ban oil drilling off Florida’ — and the color of that shirt is called salmon

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Calling the spill that has released millions of gallons of oil onto four Gulf States “a devastating, catastrophic event,” Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said he wants an end to oil exploration off his state’s coastline.

In addition to plugging the leak at the site of BP’s destroyed Deepwater Horizon rig, Crist said this morning that “We need to stop offshore oil drilling in Florida.

“I would like to have a special session to ban it here in the Sunshine State,” he told CBS “Early Show” anchor Harry Smith. “We’re so dependent on tourism for our economy, it’s very important that we keep [the beaches] clean.” Continue reading here.

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