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Florida Legislators Happy About Obama Oil Announcement

March 31st, 2010 by Mike Vasilinda

State legislative proponents of off shore oil drilling are hailing President Obamas announcement today that drilling should be allowed in the eastern Gulf. Rep. Dean Cannon of Orlando says the bi partisan support could be a step toward creating jobs in Florida.

”The statement they articulated today is very similar to what I’ve been saying for awhile now,” Cannon said. “I hope it makes people who may have been reluctant to consider it, willing to consider it because it’s clearly got a bipartisan support now and I think folks may have not wanted to believe that before. I think a majority of Floridians think we need to access oil and natural gas.

It was widely believed that oil drilling would not come up this year in the state legislature, but todays announcement makes a vote more likely.

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