Florida Governor Charlie Christ has been forced to reconsider drilling off the coast of his state after an oil spill from a drilling platform that exploded of the coast of Louisiana last week spills tens of thousands of gallons of oil a day into the gulf water.
The Florida Governor said that the oil spill had him think again if drilling on his state’s coast is such a good idea, after all. Republicans in Florida are supporting the idea of drilling for oil within 10 miles of the coast. Charlie Christ has said a while ago that he agrees with the drilling, as long as his state’s coast and beaches are not affected by it. He also wanted the drilling to take place far enough and to be clean.
Since he heard about the Gulf oil spill, Christ seems to have changed opinions. He thinks something must be wrong if the explosion has given people in Louisiana so many things to worry about.
The explosion that took place last week in Louisiana is still causing a lot of oil to be spilled into the water. The oil slick is now at around 90 miles of the Louisiana coast.