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08/27/2009

Sierra Club Hosts Press Conference with Senator Nelson in Florida

This past Wednesday, at the prompting of the Sierra Club, Senator Bill Nelson held a press conference in Florida to discuss the ramifications of drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.  The event served as a venue to deliver to the Senator our petition signed by more than 3,000 Floridians in support of his efforts to fight offshore drilling.  It also served as an unveiling for our new report Don't Rig Our Coastal Economy.  That report can be viewed online here.

Other speakers at the event were DT Minich from the St. Pete/Clearwater Convention & Visitors Bureau, a local beachfront hotel owner Mary Wilkenson, as well as representatives from the Natural Resources Defense Council and Progress Florida.  The event was covered by local radio and television outlets including ABC, FOX, and CBS.

See coverage of the event below:

The press release from Senator Nelson's office here.

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