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Florida Keys Oil Spill

America's Backward Energy Plan

Finally, drilling is going to begin off the coast of Florida, where there are an estimated 20 billion barrels of oil. The US will be responsible for inspecting the oil rig and will be forced to bear the brunt of any oil spill since the currents would take the oil directly into the Florida coastline.Some may argue, and have effectively, that just sixty miles off the coast is too close for comfort. The counter argument is that this oil can be used to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and would create both jobs and prosperity in the coastal regions-along with new taxes that the revenue will bring.But wait a second. Did I forget to mention that none of these jobs will go to US citizens and the oil will probably be sent to China or Venezuela? And, did I forget to mention that the oil rig is built by China and the project is being run by a Spanish company? Did I also forget to mention that the country who will benefit from the oil just sixty miles off of Key West is Cuba ?Cuba is 90 miles...

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  1. Mystery Solved? What Caused the Big Drop on May 6

    We break down the contributing factors to the 'flash crash'

  2. High Risk of Oil on South Florida Beaches

    NOAA forecasts there is a high chance that oil spill could reach Florida Keys and Miami

  3. Tar Balls Discovered on Texas Beaches

    Oil from Gulf spill washes up on coast of Lone Star State

  4. Battling Rumor Mill in Oil Spill Disaster

    Communities not affected by oil spill try to dispel mixed messages about their beaches

  5. BP's Legal Liability in Oil Disaster

    Judge Andrew Napolitano on oil giant's responsibility to reimburse businesses and workers

  6. Progress in Oil Spill Containment

    Mile-long tube siphons large amount of leaking oil to tanker from Gulf of Mexico

  7. Timeline of Disaster

    Senators challenge Obama administration's actions before and after the Gulf oil spill

  8. Tar Balls Found Off Florida Coast

    Increasing concerns that oil spill may have entered Gulf current

  9. Tar Balls Found Off FL Coast

    Latest on Gulf oil spill

  10. Scientists Monitoring Path of Oil Spill

    Scientists predict Gulf oil spill will reach Florida Keys

  11. Tar Balls Found Off Key West

    Coast Guard looks for source as Gulf oil spill spreads

  12. Tar Balls Not Linked to Spill

    Coast Guard analyzes tar balls

  1. BP Oil Spill's Impact on Obama's Image

    Historian Douglas Brinkley how Obama's image has been damaged by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  2. Doug Binkley on Oil Spill Catastrophe

    Historian Douglas Brinkley understands why political strategist James Carville’s screaming over the oil spill .

  3. Oil's Movement Through the Ocean Current

    Oceanography Professor Marie De Angelis breaks down where the Gulf oil leak is likely to flow

  4. Will Oil Spill Affect Eastern Seaboard?

    Oil industry expert Jeff Parker and Dean Blanchard of Seafood Inc. on the growing impact of the spill whether it will make its way around Florida .

  5. Douglas Brinkley on BP's Bad Safety Record

    Historian Douglas Brinkley on the oil giant's safety record leading up to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  6. BP Executives to Take Hot Seat

    FBN’s Ashley Webster on who will be facing Congress’ anger and AIG’s push to sell assets.

  7. BP Starts Containing Oil Leak

    BP engineers achieved some success from keeping oil from ruptured well from gushing into the Gulf.

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