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West, Wasserman Schultz Agree: No Everglades Drilling

By Newsmax Wires   |   Thursday, 01 Sep 2011 10:35 AM

Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz recently had an intense public feud. But the tea party stalwart West and fellow Florida Rep. Wasserman have found something they agree on: opposition to oil and gas drilling in Florida’s Everglades, The Hill reports.

West called Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's proposal last weekend that the U.S. consider drilling in the Everglades "an incredible faux pas" at a town hall meeting in Florida Tuesday.

Raising the idea of drilling in the Everglades is "a horrible thing to say. The Everglades is one of the natural wonders of the world," The Palm Beach Post quotes West as saying. "That's an incredible ecosystem. It's a wetland that is natural and pristine, and that's something we have to preserve for our future generations."

Wasserman Schultz decried Minnesota Rep. Bachmann’s idea as "unthinkable, reckless and irresponsible."

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