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APALACHICOLA, FL (WALB) -

One of the major effects this oil spill may have is a shift in public opinion on offshore drilling.

By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

APALACHICOLA, FL (WALB) – Some fishermen in Apalachicola, Florida say they were already against offshore drilling before the Gulf spill incident.

They say drilling so close to the coast leaves no room for error. They warn that there would be virtually no time for emergency clean up crews to stop the spill from hitting the shoreline.

"I hope they put a stop to offshore drilling and around Florida," says fisherman Terry Hicks.

"I hope everybody opens their eyes and sees what's going on out there. Cause if it hits here, there ain't no sense in drilling here."

Terry Hicks says many fisherman are being called upon to help with the current Gulf oil spill clean up.

 

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