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Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Alcee Hastings and Corrine Brown to Obama: Offshore drilling "potentially devastating"

Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Alcee Hastings and Corrine Brown in a letter today make clear their displeasure with President Barack Obama's decision to open up Florida's Gulf Coast to oil drilling.

The three Democrats are asking for a meeting with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and presidential adviser Carol Browner -- a Florida native who last week said the 125-mile proposed buffer should keep Florida protected. 

"While we appreciate your intentions, the ramifications of offshore drilling are potentially devastating for Florida's economy and unique ecosystem," the three wrote. "The threat your plan poses to Florida's economy is a real worry."

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