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Floridas Coastline Gets a C

March 2nd, 2009 by flanews

Floridas coastline is eroding, and according to a recent report, the state is doing little to protect the shoreline.

The Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition graded the states efforts to curb development near the shoreline and keep oil drilling far from land. The coalition graded the state in eight areas. Overall Florida received a C, but there were three Ds on the states reporter card. Coalition member Gary Appleson wants the governor to create an Ocean and Coastal Policy Office to better protect the shoreline.

“Creating such an office will strengthen the government structure and that in turn will lead to better planning, coordination, execution and public support on a full range of coastal and coastal issues,” said Appleson.

It wasnt all bad news. Florida received an A minus for efforts to reduce global warming.

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