posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 05:53 PM
originally posted by: Nyiah
Because, Ducky, Deepwater was bad enough, Floridians don't want to run the risk even CLOSER to their shores. Also, no interest in having tar balls
like Texas is blessed with on their shoreline.
I don't live down there anymore, and the state has little going for it, but one thing is felt pretty unanimously & VERY strongly down there --
don't f# up the water any more than BP already did.
I understand your fear but that's just it. It doesn't happen that way. Even if they did have a major spill, the rig would have to be dumping that
oil right off your coast line, otherwise all that sludge would end up in MS, LA or TX.
Once more, those "tar balls" are naturally occurring, rigs or no rigs.
We've been drilling oil in the gulf for many, many years without issue. There have been rigs drilling 'off the coast' of Florida since the 70s. Most
of what was found was way off the coast.
Now, here's the kicker...
Since the tourism is a multibillion-dollar business... Yes... Multi BILLION, Trump is going to let the governor have his coasts.
1 - MULTI BILLION Guess who's pockets are getting filled?
2 - It has shown since the 70s and 80s that there are no reserves around the coasts of Florida worth drilling for. The abundance that they want is
50+ miles offshore.
Fun fact... Florida has zero say, nor does the country, about what is done 50+ miles offshore. International waters is only a little over 13 miles
from shore. We can't uphold laws past 24 miles from shore. So the US nor Florida has any say so over any rig from any country, including our own,
for rigs drilling past the 24 mile mark.
What most people don't realize, you can't see past 2.7 MILES at eye level. You can't see past 18 miles at 250 feet above sea level.
It doesn't matter anyways. Whether Trump wants it or not, no one cares about oil off the coast of Florida. Seriously. I'm only responding because
the information in this thread is incorrect and too many that are uneducated on the subject are going all ape $#!^ for nothing. With Trump's
permission or not... No one wants it.