Bill Nelson advises Tampa Chamber of Commerce to fight offshore drilling

Gulf of Mexico oil, gas facilities shut by Ida
Oil companies evacuate workers as Ida approaches
But don’t worry, Florida. New oil rigs off your coast won’t spill oil during a Hurricane.

State panels studying offshore drilling (NC)

Offshore oil drilling will not solve U.S. dependence on foreign oil or reduce costs;=24084
“Proponents of offshore oil drilling ignore reality—offshore oil reserves are too small to significantly impact world oil prices or U.S. reliance on foreign oil, explains a new paper from the Carnegie Energy and Climate Program. Offshore oil, which necessitates costly and environmentally dangerous drilling, would produce about 514 million barrels annually by 2030—less than 1 percent of global oil production.”