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Oil Drilling Protest

April 2nd, 2010 by flanews

A line has been drawn in the sand and opponents of offshore oil drilling are shocked about who is on the other side.

Earlier this week President Barack Obama announced his support of increased drilling off Floridas coast. The news shocked about a dozen anti-drilling protesters who decided to gather outside the state capitol today. Judson Parker organized the event.

President Obama, during his campaign, made a promise to the state of Florida that as long as he was president, he would not support oil companies coming and drilling off the coast of Florida. This is a big re-nig on Obamas part and the environmental community is very upset about it.

Theres currently no state legislation to allow drilling in state waters, which are between three and ten miles off the coast. But last year a drilling bill was snuck in late during the session. The group expected 75 people for the protest; about a dozen showed up.

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