Fears for sealife in Australian oil spill

Opponents ask Salazar to halt offshore drilling

Florida Energy Associates pushing for offshore drilling
“They appeared in the spring, a secretive group trying to upend Florida’s longtime ban on offshore drilling by promising millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs. The effort to allow drilling within three to 10 miles of beaches failed to pass the Legislature, but only just. Now emissaries from Florida Energy Associates are touring the state to campaign for overturning the ban at the next legislative session, either this fall or next spring. Incoming House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Orlando, says he’ll sponsor a bill to allow drilling as close as five miles offshore.“

Perdue Looking for Advice on Offshore Drilling, Wind Energy (NC)

Candidates Talk on Offshore Drilling (VA)