Allen West Tells Bachmann The Everglades Is ‘Absolutely Off-Limits’ For Drilling

Florida Rep. Allen West (R) today followed up his earlier criticism of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R) statement that she would consider drilling for oil and gas in the Everglades if she was president, writing a letter to Bachmann telling her the Everglades are “absolutely off-limits” for “exploration of any kind of natural energy resource,” Yahoo’s Chris Moody reports. According to the Palm Beach Post, West had promised to “straighten her out about that” when the House reconvened in Washington this week. Other Florida Republicans, including each of the party’s 2012 Senate candidates, rebuked Bachmann’s comments, as did Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).