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Front Page » Breaking News » Coral Gables urges Bahamas to ban offshore exploratory drilling

Coral Gables urges Bahamas to ban offshore exploratory drilling

Written by on January 26, 2021

Coral Gables urges Bahamas to ban offshore exploratory drilling

Coral Gables city commissioners have approved a resolution to urge the Bahamian government to ban offshore drilling exploration.

The Bahamas Petroleum Co. has been granted an offshore oil drilling exploration license by the Bahamian government that allows the company to construct offshore oil drilling wells 150 miles off the coast of Florida, which poses a significant risk of oil spills and chronic leakage that could impact coastal communities, particularly Biscayne Bay, Coral Gables officials fear.. 

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