There is a steady and growing list of cities, commissions and chambers of commerce who are voicing their opinion that new offshore oil drilling is NOT THE ANSWER. Here's the current list:
* Bay County Chamber of Commerce * Bay County Commission * Barrier Islands Governmental Council, 'Big C' * Captiva Erosion Prevention District * Clearwater, City of * Cocoa Beach Surfrider * Collier County Commission * Destin Area Chamber of Commerce * Escambia County Commission * Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association * Florida's Great Northwest (Military Interests) * Indian Rocks, City of * Indian Shores Town Council * Lee County Commission * Lee County Tourist Council * Miami Beach, City of * Pensacola City Council * Redington Beach, Town of * Redington Shores, Town of * Safety Harbor, City of * Sarasota, City of * Sarasota, County of * St. Petersburg, City of * Tampa, City of * Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce * Tarpon Springs, City of * Treasure Island, City of * Wakulla County Commission * Walton Area Chamber of Commerce * Walton County Commission
These resolutions all have a few common themes, the most signficant are:
1. Oil drilling significantly threatens Florida's coastal environment and beaches 2. Healthy coasts and beaches are critical to support Florida's massive coastal tourism economy
More information on resolutions against oil drilling in Florida here.