Smith Blasts Davis
Davis issued a news release Wednesday saying he would offer a substitute amendment to give greater protection to Florida's beaches in the event of an oil spill, unless the Rules Committee blocked him from doing so. It did, but Davis was not in town to argue against that, the Smith campaign noted.
But Davis is in Washington today for the floor debate on offshore oil drilling. "We should be debating here today raising fuel efficiency standards, investing in research and development for the next generation of alternative and renewable energy," he said in a speech televised on CSPAN. "We should not be sacrificing the environment, the economy of the state of Florida, for just a little oil and gas."