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Fracking in South Florida? Environmentalists Steamed Over Texas Company Drilling Near Lake Tafford

| July 5, 2014

The Dan A. Hughes Company used an unapproved method of drilling that had never been used before in Florida to extract oil from a well near Lake Trafford. Florida’s DEP has not been entirely forthcoming.

Florida Senate Says No to No Fast-Tracking Oil and Gas Drilling on State Lands

| February 21, 2012

A bill making it easier to drill for oil and gas on state lands hit the skids Tuesday as it failed to advance from a key Senate Committee that does not intend to meet again.

Banning Near-Shore Oil Drilling for Good in Florida: Proposed Constitutional Amendment Is Filed

| August 31, 2011

The proposed amendment, filed Tuesday by Sen. Arthenia Joyner, matches a House version filed earlier this year by Rep. Rick Kriseman, D-St. Petersburg. It would ask voters to put into the constitution a ban on exploration, drilling, extraction or production of oil in Florida waters.

BP Calls Gulf Recovered and Looks To Quit Payments to Businesses Over Economic Losses

| July 9, 2011

BP paid more than $4.6 billion to private citizens and businesses since the Deepwater Horizon spill. The Gulf economy is on the mend, the oil company claims, justifying a cut-off, though it still faces billions in civil and criminal penalties.

BP Oil Spill Aftermath: “Spillionaire” Profiteers of Mismanagement’s Gulf Spoils

| April 14, 2011

How the BP oil spill has made profiteers rich from BP’s $16 billion in clean-up spending while hiding the results of the cleanup, because BP, not the federal government, is in charge.

Bill Proctor and Doug Courtney Struggle To Out-No Each Other In Florida House Race

| October 6, 2010

In the race for the Florida Legislature seat closest to Flagler residents, Republican incumbent Bill Proctor of St. Augustine is facing perennial candidate and Democrat Doug Courtney of Palm Coast.

The Live Wire, Oct. 6: Ormond’s Bikini Grab, Sink and Scott Neck, Grayson’s Times

| October 6, 2010

Ormond Beach annexes the Cheaters’ strip club property, suspended for being black in middle school, oil drilling ban may make it to the 2012 ballot, and more.

BP Texas Refinery Spewed Tons of Toxic Chemicals for 40 Days Just Before Gulf Blowout

| July 7, 2010

From April top Mid-May, a BP refinery in Texas spewed 538,000 pounds of toxic chemicals into the skies for 40 days, and never shut down the refinery.

100,000 Barrels Per Day? The Internal Document that Contradicts BP’s Claims on Oil Flow

| June 22, 2010

The 100,000-barrels-per-day scenario contrasts sharply with BP’s public pronouncements of a much smaller spill rate.

We Need Drilling. Just Not Where You Think.

| May 2, 2010

The BP rig disaster will spill more oil in the Gulf of Mexico than the Exxon Valdez did in Prince William Sound. Time to cap the follies of cheering for more offshore oil-drilling in Florida.

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