I know many of my fellow Floridians are afraid of Offshore Drilling, but they are doing it off Mississippi and Louisiana with no ill effects. Oil Extraction technology is safe and efficient (and has advanced dramatically in the last 30 years). Couple that with modern response techniques for oil spills and guess what? Florida has a trillion dollar economic boost and America starts weaning itself off foreign oil.
Typical Charlie Crist groupthink... Don't rock the boat and all that matters is getting re-elected or elected to the next office. No guts, no imagination and no glory...just crony politics.