Public forum on proposal to allow drilling off Florida coast Feb. 4

January 20, 2010

Forum to be held at South Walton High School auditorium

The E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center will be sponsoring a public forum on the proposal to allow oil and gas drilling in Florida state waters.  The forum will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2010 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the South Walton High School Auditorium, located at 645 Greenway Trail off Highway 331 South, Santa Rosa Beach.

Presenters at the forum will be David Mica, Executive Director of the Florida Petroleum Council; Eric Draper, Executive Director of Audubon of Florida; David Rancourt, a partner with the Southern Energy Group and Lead Advocate for Florida Energy Associates, and David McClain, former oil spill planner and trainer with the Marine Spill Response Corporation and current consultant to Apalachicola Riverkeeper. 

After the presentations, there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.