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If its good for Florida, its good for the West, too


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If Florida Gov. Jeb Bush were governor of Montana, would the Rocky Mountain Front get highest-level protection from future oil and gas development?

You bet it would.

This May President Bush announced that he intended to buy back more than $200 million worth of oil and gas leases off the Florida coast and in the Everglades. It's an election year, and the president's move to "save the glades" no doubt helped his brother's campaign for re-election. Protecting these unique areas was something people in Florida had enthusiastically backed.

In describing why the leases would be bought up, Interio...

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