RESOLUTION NO. 2010 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF HALLANDALE BEACH, FLORIDA, OPPOSING OFFSHORE PETROLEUM DRILLS, PROTECTING FLORIDA'S TOURISM INDUSTRY, AND PRESERVING FLORIDA'S BEACHES; PROVIDING FOR DISTRIBUTION OF THIS RESOLUTION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE

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RESO. NO. 2010
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RESOLUTION NO. 2010


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A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF HALLANDALE
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BEACH, FLORIDA,
OPPOSING OFFSHORE
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PETROLEUM DRILL
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, PROTECTING FLORI
DA'S
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TOURISM INDUSTRY, AND PRESERVING FLORIDA'S
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BEACHES; PROVIDING FOR
DISTRIBUTION OF THIS
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RESOLUTION; PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE
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DATE;
AND PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION.

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WHEREAS,

according to a 2003 Congressional report, increasing offshore
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production would not displace enough in petroleum imports to reduce
America’s

reliance
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on foreign oil; and

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WHEREAS,

a 2007 report by the U.S. Department of Energy shows that opening
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the Florida

coast to drilling
would not have a significant impact on domestic crude oil prices
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before the year 2030, if ever; that it is not economically
feasible to drill for oil in certain
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offshore areas; and that even if all available areas were opened, at the pea
k of
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production,
it would have little, If any, effect on price: and

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WHEREAS,

the previous findings were corroborated in a June 2008 report by the
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Center for Economic and Policy
Research; showing that had Congress continued to
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increase fuel efficiency stand
ards over the past 22 years, we would
now have 16 times
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the savings in oil consumption than we could achieve
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by drilling for the next 20 years in
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now
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protected
areas; and

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WHEREAS,

nearly 80 percent of estimated U.S. oil reserves are already
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currently available to exploration and
more than 68 million acres are available to drill,
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and the U.S. is the third largest oil producer at over seven million barrels
of oil per day;
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and

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WHEREAS,

in spite of the
fact

that oil demand will grow, a study
by
Lawrence
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Livermore National Laboratory found that America used less coal and petroleum energy in
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2008; and

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WHEREAS,

in spite of the Florida Chamber of Commerce's and other's position that
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new technology has made
offshore drilling safe and environmentally friendly with no
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major spills in over 30 years and are proposing
to
drill

three to six miles offshore,
can
still
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leg
ally pollute by dumping drilling waste mud,
cuttings, drainage and other matter every
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day that contain toxic waste, including heavy metals such as lead, mercury and
cadmium,
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and carcinogens such as benzene, toluene and arsenic; and

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RESO. NO. 2010
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WHEREAS,

not only do the
se wells pollute as part of normal production, but they
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are also susceptible to
accidents,
such as
is
presently occurring in the
BP oil disaster on
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Florida’s Gulf Coast, and
incidents, and weather; and

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WHEREAS,

in 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed over 113 platforms and
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Hurricane Rita another 11 platforms,
resulting in the destruction of 124 platforms and
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741,000 gallons of oil spilled; and

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WHEREAS,

since 2005 hurricanes have destroyed or damaged 378 rigs/platfo
rms,
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more than 1 million gallons of
petroleum have been spilled and many are still leaking
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today; and

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WHEREAS,

environmental Impacts from oil can last for over 10 years, as witnessed
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in
Alaska after the Exxon
Valdez incident, and the latest government docu
ments show as
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produ
ction goes up, so do spills.

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NOW, THER
E
FORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE
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CITY OF HALLANDALE BEACH, FLORIDA:

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SECTION 1.
That the City Commission of the City of
Hallandale Beach

Florida, is
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opposed to any
offshore drilling off the
coast of Florida. Rather than

pursue this destructive,
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divisive, outdated, and economically short
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sighted and unsustainable policy, the City
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sup
ports a concept of leading our S
tate and
N
ation to cleaner alternative energy,
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preserv
ing Florida's beaches, and protecting Florida's tourism industry.

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SECTION 2.

The City Clerk shall transmit a copy of this Resolution to all
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appropriate persons.

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SECTION 3.

This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its passage and
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adoption.

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PASSED AND ADOPTED on
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MAYOR
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COMMISSIONER

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A
TTEST:

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_______________________

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CITY CLERK

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