Republicans and Democrats alike are invited to attend a press event Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 12:30 p.m. at the Old Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla.
The Florida Wildlife Federation will host the event to call for the amendment of the Florida Constitution to incorporate a ban on drilling in near shore waters. This includes three miles into the Atlantic Ocean and 10 miles into the Gulf of Mexico. Since the Floridian economy depends heavily on tourism, a near shore oil spill would be devastating to the economy as well as the environment.
The event is expected to be attended by past and present Florida political leaders such as Governor Charlie Crist, Senator Durrell Peaden, CFO Alex Sink, Representative Darren Soto and Representative Rick Krisemen.