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Florida State to Host Second Symposium on Offshore Drilling

posted on January 20, 2010 in Oil Drilling,Online Advocacy

facts-about-offshore-drilling-in-us_1The Florida Symposium on Offshore Energy, Part II: “The Inshore Challenges of Offshore Energy Prospects” will be held Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, Turnbull Conference Center, on the Florida State campus.

The symposium is the second in a series scheduled to take place at Florida State. An earlier event, the Florida Symposium on Offshore Energy, Part I: Oil and Gas, was held last November. It examined several related issues, including the potential effects of oil and gas activity on the marine environment; the revenues that the state of Florida might expect as a result of offshore oil leasing; and the legal and policy challenges that the state could face as a result of new oil and gas activity in the Gulf of Mexico. Watch a video of the first symposium.

“Florida Senate President Jeff Atwater has recognized the need for a detailed and comprehensive review of the implications of offshore drilling so that lawmakers will be fully informed of the potential risks and rewards of such an endeavor,” IESES director David Cartes said in explaining why his institute has organized the Florida Symposium on Offshore Energy series.

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