Amendment 9 will help protect Florida’s fragile coastlines from drilling regardless of which politicians run the state. A "vessel of opportunity" skims oil spilled after the Deepwater Horizon well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. A measure on Florida’s ballot this fall could help to prevent future spills. Update, November 7, 2018: In a win for environmental health and clean energy, Florida residents voted yesterday to protect the state’s coastlines from offshore drilling. The constitutional amendment, which also bans vaping in enclosed workplaces, passed by more than 68 percent of the vote. Original post, October 31, 2018: Florida voters will soon decide on an important ballot initiative that would ban drilling for oil and natural gas in state waters off Florida’s coasts. Voters should support this measure to amend the state’s constitution because it will help protect the fragile coastlines from drilling regardless of which politicians run the state. It requires a full 60 percent of the vote to pass, so please help spread the word about the importance of supporting Amendment 9. Drilling is risky business. There are over 2,100 oil and chemical spills each year. Recently, there has been renewed scrutiny over a massive […]

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