Editorial: Don’t drill in the Blackwater State Forest

Posted by Robyn, February 8, 2013

We strongly oppose any attempt to drill for oil – or even search for it – in the Blackwater River State Forest.

The area is too valuable as an environmental and recreational asset in north and central Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties for it to be spoiled by oil drilling.

This is one to keep an eye on, because exploratory drilling could become reality if the state Legislature approves a bill proposed by state Rep. Doug Broxson, who represents part of the area where the forest is located. That bill would allow companies to drill for oil and gas in the forest.

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