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FWC holds emergency meeting on spill listen

05/19/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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As reports of tar balls washing up on Florida's coast spread today, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission held an emergency meeting this morning at the Tradewinds resort on St. Pete Beach to discuss the agency's ongoing response to the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Chairman Rodney Barreto told WMNF that he called the meeting to dispel false rumors and growing fears that Florida is in imminent danger from oil coming ashore or immediately effecting fis...

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Public criticizes officials' spill response listen

05/19/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Members of the public were also allowed to comment at today's emergency meeting of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Captain Pat Kelly of the Florida Guides Association thinks the media are overplaying the current threat to Florida's coasts at the detriment of the fishing industry.

Captain Kelly reminded the press that the Fishing Industry is a large part of Florida's economy.

However, Gulf Coast Preservationist Susan McMillan believes that it's possible that the am...

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