Florida's Democratic Congressmen sent a letter to Gov. Charlie Crist today commending his opposition to the House bill opening the door to Cabinet approval of near-shore oil drilling off Florida's coasts.
The letter, written by Congressman Alcee Hastings, was signed by Senator Bill Nelson and U.S. Reps. Castor, Grayson, Meek, Kosmas, Wexler, Brown, Boyd, Wasserman Schultz, and Klein.
"We urge you to continue to oppose this bill not only because it will jeopardize the stat'es $65 billion tourmist industry, which is the lifeblood of our economy, but also because it will do nothing to reduce energy prices,'' they wrote. Download Letter to Gov Crist re offshore drilling 4.29.09