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Rep. Bill Young and drilling



For years, it was one of the strongest arguments for blocking oil and gas drilling off Florida's west coast, particularly for conservatives who weren't fretting over the environment:

Putting rigs in the eastern Gulf of Mexico would compromise one of the nation's largest unobstructed test ranges for the U.S. military's air and sea forces.

Now Indian Shores' U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young is among those willing a different stance. Read story here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:32am]


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