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Florida CFO: Don't End the Oil Drilling Ban

Alex Sink, Florida Chief Financial Officer, said Friday she is not in favor of offshore drilling because of the negative effect it would have on Florida’s $60 billion tourism industry.

“I think this is a very shortsighted approach to put our economy at risk for oil drilling along the coast when we all know that the first drop of oil wouldn’t even come for ten years,” Sink said.

She said she was “stunned” to hear that the governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, changed his opinion on offshore drilling. (Hear Sink's full comments in the attached video.)

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