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Florida Coast In State Of Emergency As Oil Slick Threatens Fishing Industry

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Sections of Florida are in a state of emergency because of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico approaching the state’s west coast. Jessica Gable has more on how it could affect the livelihood of the state’s fishing industry.

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