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Drilling Protesters Call for Action

May 24th, 2010 by flanews

A group of environmentalists are asking lawmakers to ban oil drilling in state waters.

About 50 people held signs on the steps of the old state capitol Monday, protesting offshore drilling. Governor Charlie Crist is seeking a special session on drilling, but House leadership isn’t as warm to the idea. Save Our Shores member Amanda Parker wants supporters of a drilling ban to put pressure on their state representatives to speed up the process.

“If we were to just judge by the oil spill itself, you would never ever know in a million years that our government works for us. The government works for us, not BP, not Exxon Mobil, not any corporation; it works for the American people. We are saying we do not want more rigs,” said Parker.

If the legislature does vote for a constitutional ban on offshore oil drilling in a special session, 60 percent of voters would have to approve the measure before it is written into the state constitution.

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