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Environment Florida warns new climate bill could mean Florida drilling; asks LeMieux to join Nelson in opposition

Environment Florida is panning the approach senators have taken in a new Senate climate control bill, saying it could lead to drilling off the Florida coast.

"Offshore drilling has no place in a climate bill," said Environment Florida's Adam Rivera. "Drilling means more emissions, and more emissions in a bill designed to reduce emissions is the very definition of a wrong approach.

The group notes that Sen. Bill Nelson has vowed to block any energy and climate bill that includes expanded drilling and urges Sen. George LeMieux to join him -- though LeMieux has said he's not necessarily opposed to drilling -- if Florida gets a cut of the proceeds.