Florida Audubon Statement on Offshore Oil Drilling Plan

Eric Draper, Executive Director of Audubon of Florida, responded to plans previewed today by the Obama administration that would open Florida’s waters to offshore oil drilling.

"Allowing oil drilling off of Florida sends the wrong signal to the world about America’s commitment to real and lasting energy independence,” Draper said. "This is a sad day for Florida when we put our clean beaches at risk for dirty and dangerous oil drilling. The right road to independence from foreign oil is a cap on greenhouse gases, cleaner cars, renewable energy conservation.”

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