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Battle to protect Florida coast from offshore drilling continues

The fight to protect Florida's Gulf Coast from offshore oil and gas drilling is far from over

The fight to protect Florida's Gulf Coast from offshore oil and gas drilling is far from over.

That was the update delivered on Oct. 28 during a presentation at the Sanibel and Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce's monthly Business After Hours, held in partnership with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Oceana - an international advocacy organization focused on ocean conservation that is leading a national campaign to prevent the expansion of offshore oil drilling.

The event was held at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel.

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