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New backer for ending ban on offshore drilling: Florida's solar industry



The drive to end Florida's ban on drilling for oil near the state's gulf beaches picked up a surprising new ally today: the solar industry.

The Florida Solar Energy Industries Association came out in support of Florida Energy Associates LLC, the shadowy group spearheading the well-financed drive to overturn the state's longtime ban on drilling in state waters. For more check out The Fueling Station.

Craig Pittman, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:20pm]


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