City Commissioners will discuss a resolution Monday Oct. 5 that would oppose the approval of offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in areas other than those already approved for it.
The resolution would also support the current policy of not allowing the expansion of oil and gas drilling in the Gulf and would encourage the use of alternative energy sources, such as solar.
The city cites the fact that the local economy depends on tourism, so it wants to keep the water free of “unsightly oil rigs” and the possibility of oil spills.
Currently 1 Response
- I think it's unnecessary to oppose such exploration/drilling. Last I read, any such platforms would be 25 or more miles offshore, placing them beyond the horizon line from view, save maybe for a top-mounted blinking warning light.
We have a continental shelf in this area that goes out into the Gulf up to 120 miles, plenty of room out there for the activity with minimal possibility of any oil spill reaching shore.
27 Thanksgiving Free Public Talk & Veggie Potluck
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29 Light Up Siesta Village and Holiday Parade
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30 Advent Procession
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Cops Corner: Sarasota
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The exchange of goods and chatter are the usual soundtrack for the Saturday morning Downtown Farmers Market on Orange Avenue.
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Bookstores across the state celebrated Florida Bookstore Day Saturday. Bookstore1 held an all-ages literary party and read-a-thon for customers and members of the community.