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5.02.2009

NOT SO GREEN TALLAHASSEE?

Should Green Tallahassee change its name to 'muddy brown?'

The Florida House passed a bill to remove limits on off-shore drilling, but didn't want to take up any renewable energy bill. Fortunately, the Senate didn't pass the off-shore proposal, but the Orlando's 61.5 mile high speed commuter system, SunRail, is also dead. For any of you who have recently tried to negotiate crosstown traffic in Orange and Seminole counties, one has plenty of time stuck in congestion to ponder what it would be like had Florida actually built the long ago proposed 'bullet' train that was to whisk passengers across the middle of the state. Paula Dockery continued to rally vigilantly against the high speed rail project, despite support from many legislators, while drivers waste much more in gas consumption
idling in traffic than they would have spent on a proposed $2 per day surcharge on rental cars. Of note, U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd was the only Florida Democrat who did not sign on to a letter from Florida's Congressional delegation to Gov. Crist and Florida legislators in support of SunRail.

It looks like the only thing about Florida Forever will be its traffic congestion.

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