How to Write and Op-ed Opposed to Drilling
MMS website lists “panel investigation reports” of serious incidents, showing that blowouts/loss of well control is still a fairly common occurrence: http://www.gomr.mms.gov/homepg/offshore/safety/acc_repo/accindex.html
Sen. Nelson talking to congress about oil drilling in the gulf. He is addressing federal waters but it is relevant and transferable to near shore.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyxeacMTovQ&feature=channel (4 mins)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGQrSENCpM8 (15 min version)
State Rep. Rick Kriseman, D-St. Petersburg, speech to the Agency on Bay Management about a proposal to allow oil companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico. To see the video click: YouTube