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Charlie Crist pans decision to lift the drilling ban

From the governor's office: "As long as Gulf Coast residents and businesses are struggling with the claims process and being made whole, the drilling moratorium should not be lifted. Without a thorough
investigation of what exactly caused the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, any drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is a job killer for Florida, not a job creator.

"Even though oil spilled far from Florida’s shores, our tourism and seafood industries received an economic blow.  We simply cannot afford another spill.  Florida is a tourism state, not an oil state, and Floridians deserve to have the opportunity to choose whether we allow drilling off our beautiful beaches, by way of a constitutional amendment."