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Drilling Special Session?

September 1st, 2009 by flanews

Governor Charlie Crist, who is expected to call a special session on gambling for October, says oil drilling may be brought into the discussion.

Legislation to give the state cabinet the authority to approve oil drilling off the coast of Florida failed in the legislature last year. The House passed the bill, but the Senate never took it up. Crist said the legislation wasnt given enough attention.

Obviously it would have to be something that would be introduced by the legislature. So, you know, they sort of have first base authority, if you will, as in regards to that. But, I think it dovetails off of some of the discussion that we had at the end of session last year, which was, at the time, I thought, a little hasty, said Crist.

No bill has been proposed yet, but state legislation to allow drilling off the coast of Florida is in the works.

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