|QUESTION: Are there any COCBE shareholders who are surprised that Charlie Crist, the current Governor of Florida (and his hand-picked three-member Cabinet), will be the ones to vote on selling NEW offshore drilling leases as close as three miles from the coast of Florida? The same Charlie Crist, who met with Jeb Bush, the previous Governor, "behind closed doors," in June of 2005, who for years, had been padding the budget in order to purchase (steal) the Coastal Caribbean leases for $12.5 million in their secret agreement with The State of Florida?
REMINDER: Coastal Petroleum, a Florida corporation, held certain working interests in non-producing oil, gas and mineral leases covering approximately 1,250,000 acres, and a royalty interest in approximately 2,450,000 acres, off the coast of Florida.
REMEMBER that these leases were swapped for leases in the Western plains that have yet to be drilled or produced any oil or gas?????
It is only a matter of time before, Christ, the turncoat, signs this bill and who do you think will profit?
POSTED: Monday, 4-27-09 9:20:36 PM
Florida House of Representatives Approves Offshore Drilling
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Bill passed to allow offshore drilling by Florida's coast. The House approved a bill on Monday that could allow offshore oil drilling just three miles from the coast of the Sunshine State.
There were arguments that drilling could damage the environment and tourism, but the money, jobs, and reduction of dependency on foreign oil led the House to its decision.
Gov. Charlie Crist and a three-member Cabinet are the ones who can approve drilling leases in state waters between three and 10.5 miles from the coast.
Last week Crist said he would keep an open mind about the bill, but that he was concerned about how close it would be to the coast.