Friday, July 07, 2006

Florida's perspective on the oil deal.

State: How any chance of an oil deal died:
"“So where are we?’’ Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, said as her colleagues left. “We’re all getting up and walking away?’’

Pretty much, yes.

Florida’s congressional delegation knew for months that House leaders were bent on opening more of the nation’s outercontinental shelf to drilling, and rising gas prices were providing momentum. But as a group, the delegation misread the strength of its opposition and didn’t get serious about trying to mitigate the threat until it was too late."

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