Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:
The Sun-Sentinel on lobbying for oil drilling on Florida beaches:
Only a lucky break kept oil from the historic BP spill in 2010 away from the Florida Keys and South Florida's beaches.
Though the spill happened off the coast of Louisiana, so much oil gushed from the blowout that it reached the Loop Current, which is part of the Gulf Stream. Normally, the current would have brought the oil far enough to reach this area after blackening beaches in the Panhandle.
Fortunately, the current shifted. By July, BP had capped the well. "People had good reason to worry," a federal oceanographer...