Cuban well affects US, Florida

03/12/2012
Despite its growing population and burgeoning demand for energy, Florida for decades has prevented drilling for oil and gas off its shores. But now the Sunshine State's worst nightmare is coming true—an oil well is being drilled 70 miles offshore in Cuban waters well beyond the state's control or political influence. The well is introducing Florida to the realities of international energy supply and demand and is forcing the US government to reassess 50 years of sanctions against the communist government of the largest island in the Caribbean. Whether the longstanding trade embargo was a suitable response to Fidel Castro's nationalization of US-owned businesses a half-century ago or has d...
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