Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Crist: No special session on drilling ban

Gov. Charlie Crist told the Miami Herald today that he has ruled out calling a special session to consider putting on the November ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban drilling 10 miles off Florida's coasts.

The political winds in the Legislature, said the governor, don't make this a good time for the idea, despite the Deepwater Horizon spill now threatening the state.

"The Senate is more amenable than the House, although I’m trying with the House,''Crist said, according to the Herald's Naked Politics blog.

"The holdup in the House is that I think they pushed very hard previously to get drilling in the Gulf and maybe time will help bring them around to the view that isn’t such a wonderful idea given what has happened,'' he said.

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