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Jeb Bush Reverses Stance on Drilling

September 21, 2009


Reversing previously held positions, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has announced a new openness to drilling off Florida’s Gulf Coast.

While in office, Bush sought a permanent ban on drilling within 150 of Florida’s coast. However, while speaking to the Lakewood Ranch Republican Club on Friday, the former governor said Florida’s leaders should be open to discussing the issues.

Bush would not say how close to shore he believes drilling should be allowed, but asserted that leaders should base their decision on science, rather than emotion.

Jeb Bush changes view on oil drilling in Gulf [Sarasota Herald-Tribune]

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