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Oil Spill

April 26th, 2010 by flanews

The oil spill off the coast of Louisiana has Florida lawmakers rethinking their efforts to open up the states coast to oil drilling.

Legislation to allow drilling with in 10 miles of shore was already dead this session when the spill happened, but Senator Mike Haridopolos says the legislature needs to do some more research.

What are the risk involved? We want to know. If theyre too high we cant do it. thats why we are going to go there first hand. We are going to invite reporters with us, we want to see exactly what happens before we change our policy, said Haridopolos.

The spill in Louisiana happened just 30 miles from the coast. Its pumping out a thousand barrels a day.

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