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Did Florida Just Dodge Another Oil Spill Disaster?

A new energy bill is being blocked by Florida Sen. Bill Nelson. The Senator believes this bill could open a gateway to oil drilling off the coast of Florida, and after incidents like the BP oil rig explosion, the Senator doesn’t want to risk his state. Did Florida Just Dodge Another Oil Spill Disaster? Colson Hick Eidson is no stranger to oil drilling disasters. Back in 2010 our firm was instrumental in the lawsuits that arose from the worst oil spill disaster the United States has ever seen. Balls of tar and oil rolled up on our beautiful beaches for weeks and months, local economies were hit hard, and worst yet, the spill didn’t even happen on the coast of Florida. That’s why Sen. Nelson is against opening new leases for oil and gas wells off the coast of nearby states. Florida already has a 125-mile buffer zone that prevents new…
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