Florida Keys could be like “an abandoned mining town”; Ad campaign for ‘reef fest’ reaches 1.5 million people, only 6 show up


Florida Skips Offshore Oil Binge but Still Pays, New York Times, June 12, 2010:

Gov. Charlie Crist said in an interview last week that "there's a certain level of frustration" with the fact that Florida gets little if any financial benefit from offshore drilling, even though it shares the environmental risks. ...

The state could see its economy darkened for a decade by the spill. ...

What really worries most fishermen and environmental scientists are the long-term consequences if oil is carried around the coast of Florida, with plumes underwater and slicks onshore. ...

Albert Pflueger, 50, another fisherman, whose family once owned the largest taxidermy company in South Florida, pondered the question. Across the docks sat a boat named What Next. Removing his sunglasses, Mr. Pflueger said he could imagine the Keys emptying out like an abandoned mining town. "If there is no water, there is no Keys."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/us/13florida.html?src=me&pagewanted=print

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