For today on Earth Day, the Florida House of Representatives passed the Enviornmental Control Bill, HB 1219, which will lift the ban of off-shore drilling off the coast of Florida and allow Gov. Crist and his cabinet to grant leases to oil companies for gas and oil exploration, and allow the construction of oil rigs three miles off the coast of Florida. The Senate is currently working on their version of the same bill.

Hopefully the Florida Senate or at least Governor Crist will come to their senses and realize this is NOT THE ANSWER!