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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-05 04:08 AM
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Jeb Bush Endorses Increase in Gulf Oil Production
Jeb Bush Endorses Increase in Gulf Oil Production

Written By: James M. Taylor
Published In: Environment News
Publication Date: January 1, 2006
Publisher: The Heartland Institute

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), a longtime opponent of oil and natural gas production in the eastern part of the Gulf of Mexico, has formally endorsed a proposal to allow production at distances exceeding 125 miles from the Florida coast.

Bush's endorsement, announced by Florida Environmental Protection Secretary Colleen Castille on October 24, signals a shift among many Florida officials and environmentalists in favor of a more pragmatic approach to developing natural resources in an environmentally responsible manner.

Tough Restrictions

Production has been banned within 200 miles of the Florida Gulf Coast since 2001, when President George W. Bush and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush struck a deal to limit Gulf oil and natural gas production.

In 1997, then-president Bill Clinton had proposed opening 6 million acres of the Gulf, including some areas less than 200 miles from the Florida coast, to oil and gas production. Jeb Bush lobbied hard with his brother to scale back the Clinton proposal, ultimately persuading the current president to accept production in only 1.5 million acres of the Gulf, none of them within 200 miles of the Florida shore.
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http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=18243




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teach1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-05 05:37 AM
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1. More pragmatic?
Bush's endorsement, announced by Florida Environmental Protection Secretary Colleen Castille on October 24, signals a shift among many Florida officials and environmentalists in favor of a more pragmatic approach to developing natural resources in an environmentally responsible manner.


Well it's great that Governor Bush is saving us from our damned impracticality.

(Latin prāgmaticus, skilled in business, from Greek prāgmatikos, from prāgma, prāgmat-, deed, from prāssein, prāg-, to do.)

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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-05 06:05 AM
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2. Funny how the milage marker has moved
First 200 miles was too near, then 125 is OK. Once out of the governor of Florida 50 feet from any beaches will be just about right :grr:

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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-05 06:11 AM
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3. it just so happens poppy's other damn bastard ain't running for anything
in florida this time around ... so, screw you florida -- don't these bushes all like to give the finger? jeb is doing a pretty good damn job of it...while showing his true colors..will the people ever learn?--darn! people please write a gazillion million times: NO MORE BUSHES!
NO MAS ARBUSTOS! NO MORE BUSHES! No mas bushes. No mas bushes. No mas bushes. No more bushes!

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