While I normally don't agree with much the Liberal Left wants to do, this I have to agree with. Certainly, the drilling would further give us energy independence from foreign oil. But the eco systems in Florida have been damaged enough. Foolish attempts to divert rivers and build drainage canals have damaged the coastal waters and the Everglades. All in the name of farming and housing development. Especially on the east coast and the Florida keys. I lived in South Florida for 5 years. The over development for housing and the run off from farming has destroyed %80 of the Coral reefs and polluted the southern gulf coast waterways with algae blooms. Florida can ill afford anymore development of any kind. In fact, a full moratorium on ANY development of any kind should be put in place. The Florida Keys are suffering the most. A beautiful part of our country which will cease to exist if the development continues. Housing developers and sugar production have ravaged the southern part of the state. This, I must sadly say, is the Republican's fault. Decades of bowing to the will of housing developers and corporate farming for the sake of grabbing tax revenue has destroyed much of Florida's natural wonders.