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Media Roundtable: Local Environmentalists Fight Drilling Companies On New Off-Shore Regulations

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Environmental advocates and energy companies are at odds in a fight over what should be allowed in the waters of the First Coast.

The Florida Times-Union reports this morning that oil companies and environmentalists are going head-to-head after the federal government decided last week to allow oil exploration off the East Coast, including off Northeast Florida’s shores.

Joining us on our regular Friday media roundtable to discuss this and other stories is our panel of local journalists:

Additional topics include the upcoming midterm elections, Jacksonville water taxis, and EverBank's 10-year renewal of the naming rights contract for EverBank Field.
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