Florida House overwhelmingly approves...

Florida House overwhelmingly approves offshore oil drilling

There are 33 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Apr 27, 2009, titled Florida House overwhelmingly approves offshore oil drilling. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Reversing a 19-year-old ban on drilling in state waters, the Republican-controlled House voted largely along party lines today to open Florida's coastline to oil and natural gas exploration.

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HairHoFla

Hialeah, FL

#1 Apr 27, 2009
Despite The Ignorance And Disregard Of The Floriduh Republicans..Little Will be Done Without The Consent Of The Federal Government Which Won't be happening Under Obama's Administration...Thankfully
noshellswill

Jacksonville, FL

#2 Apr 27, 2009
Drill now, drill everywhere, drill often.

In particular find a simpering lib.com cause the drooling causes tooth-decay ... drill now, drill everywhere, drill often.

“Do not question obozo!!!!!!!!!”

Since: Jun 08

Miami

#3 Apr 27, 2009
Jobs and money for Floridians. A great thing!
Yippie

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 Apr 27, 2009
The Florida Senate is going to be very sorry they did this! THE FOOLS!

Bye Bye Elected GOP Just Wait until the next election Your History
I say

Boca Raton, FL

#6 Apr 28, 2009
Its about time.

The lib/tree hugger crowd have crippeled us and kept us dependant on others oil long enough. We are buying OUR OWN OIL, slant drilled from the Anwar preserve because of these fools.
DAS

Pompano Beach, FL

#7 Apr 28, 2009
BYE BYE FLORida
DAS

Pompano Beach, FL

#8 Apr 28, 2009
Yippie wrote:
The Florida Senate is going to be very sorry they did this! THE FOOLS!
Bye Bye Elected GOP Just Wait until the next election Your History
Your too late

“Hard Rockin Country Blues”

Since: Mar 08

Ft. Liquordale

#9 Apr 28, 2009
Florida could be a national leader in Oil and Natural Gas exploration...
Maybe it could off set my property taxes and help pay for wind insurance too...
Willie

Boynton Beach, FL

#10 Apr 28, 2009
Finally, a common sense decision coming from our government.
DAS

Pompano Beach, FL

#11 Apr 28, 2009
I say wrote:
Its about time.
The lib/tree hugger crowd have crippeled us and kept us dependant on others oil long enough. We are buying OUR OWN OIL, slant drilled from the Anwar preserve because of these fools.
Yes and pretty soon it will be right on your greedy shores and hopefully running down your street and in your pool
DAS

Pompano Beach, FL

#12 Apr 28, 2009
zepproxx wrote:
Jobs and money for Floridians. A great thing!
Oh yea their gonna train you to be an OIL RIG Master
DAS

Pompano Beach, FL

#13 Apr 28, 2009
Hey why not right,They Pump Human waste off our Coasts and ASK "how come Fishing is not like it used to be ?" dahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
No One Important

Bolingbrook, IL

#14 Apr 28, 2009
Yippie wrote:
The Florida Senate is going to be very sorry they did this! THE FOOLS!
Bye Bye Elected GOP Just Wait until the next election Your History
Even CNN’s poll is showing what others have been saying.

His “policy” approval numbers drop below 60%. They may like him “personally” but they don’t like his policies.

Newsweek’s poll:

Less than half of Americans support the way he is handling the economy.(48%) and taxes (48%), and the federal budget deficit (42%).(He gets terrible marks on those.)

Gallop’s Survey out there:

55% perceive BIG GOVERNMENT as more THREATENING to the country than big business.

Rasmussen:

51% of Americans viewed the TEA PARTY FAVORABLY.

55% of Americans view Obama favorably.

32% view the Tea Parties VERY FAVORABLY.

33% view Obama “very favorably.”

33% have an “unfavorable” view of the Tea Parties

45% have an “UNFAVORABLE” view about Obama.

Now, Rasmussen poll showing that 53% say the next president likely to be a republican.

(Although the poll makes no statement on 2012 or 2016, if they ALREADY feel this way, it’s a good bet Obama is a one term president.)

45% say Georgia’s next governor will probably be a republican, only 38% think it will be a democrat.

57% of Florida voters say it is at least somewhat likely they will vote for Republican Christ in the US Senate race in 2010.

Only 41% favor government health insurance, 44% OPPOSE it.

Are you paying attention out there liberals?
noshellswill

Jacksonville, FL

#15 Apr 28, 2009
DAS wrote:
<quoted text>Yes and pretty soon it will be right on your greedy shores and hopefully running down your street and in your pool
You spit and simper and drool pal, while producing not-one-joule of energy. Florida should be proud to produce that energy it consumes. It's what adults do.

You pal ... get-a-tent; go live in an Alaskan gravel-pit.

“Just Add Obama ”

Since: Mar 08

Jacksonville Florida

#16 Apr 28, 2009
It is about darn time that Florida step up and become part of the solution instead of part of the problem. There are several websites you can goggle or yahoo that shows the locations of the offshore oilrigs in the gulf, they freaking stop at the Florida Alabama state line. As for the idiot about the fishing, some of the best fishing in the gulf is around these rigs so educate yourself. If we do not drill the darn Chinese with the help of Cube will get the oil off of Florida’s coast, so drill now, drill responsible, drill safety, drill, drill, drill, drill oh and DRILL!

It is about Time Florida becomes part of the solution.
South Florida Resident

Coral Gables, FL

#17 Apr 28, 2009
The Republicans are making the wrong argument. Look at the few states whose economies have NOT contracted (mainly Texas). They all have oil and energy as a major part of their economies. Aren't the Democrats always demanding we need to expand our revenue base and bring in more high-tech companies? Well, doesn't this accomplish both?

It's funny. Republicans and Conservatives are being torn new ones over the current economy but if you look at the states that are fairing the best in this recession/depression, they are all controlled by Republicans and Conservatives. I agree that on the national stage, Republicans deserved what they got (which is why I switched my vote) but on a local level, I see these other states and I have to ask myself...Why not us?

I don't believe this will pass because there are too many people who believe that this will destroy the environment. Personally, I will not lose any sleep if it passes.

“Just Add Obama ”

Since: Mar 08

Jacksonville Florida

#18 Apr 28, 2009
DAS wrote:
<quoted text>Yes and pretty soon it will be right on your greedy shores and hopefully running down your street and in your pool
Yes, that is how the rest of the Gulf coast looks horrible, the beaches are an oil slick, oil runs in the streets, educate your self, ignorance is curable.

“3 words changed my life ”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#19 Apr 28, 2009
DAS wrote:
Hey why not right,They Pump Human waste off our Coasts and ASK "how come Fishing is not like it used to be ?" dahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
and just where do you see oil slicks on all the beaches and running down the streets in areas where the drill in america for oil, whether offshore or on land? nowhere...i guess you like america being dependent on OPEC huh? and is tourism down on the coast of texas? i think not...every retarded arguement the dems put up can be shot down with some common sense. do you not realize that other countries drill off the coast of florida already? they just do it in international waters...how many oil spills have poisoned our coasts and ruined our tourism from those drilling sites? america should have been drilling offshore decades ago.
Great Idea

Lake Worth, FL

#20 Apr 28, 2009
I guess there is no solution for humanity. When are we going to learn to change to more earth friendly habits? Reduce oil consumption and push your politicians toward renewable energy sources.

Since: Jan 08

Washington, DC

#22 Apr 28, 2009
Great Idea wrote:
I guess there is no solution for humanity. When are we going to learn to change to more earth friendly habits? Reduce oil consumption and push your politicians toward renewable energy sources.
Beautiful ideology without the burden of reality.

Would you rather have the ChiComs pulling oil out of the ground a few miles from our coast or us? Seriously, who has the better safety protocols?

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