BRADENTON, Fla. — Florida Gov. Charlie Crist last week called for a special session of the Legislature on an oil-drilling ban in state waters, but the move has elicited criticism from lawmakers who say it’s a waste of money and others who say the limited scope of the session is disappointing.

“Recent events have conclusively shown the magnitude of damage oil spills can cause to ecosystems and communities in Florida and elsewhere,” Crist said in a proclamation ordering the Legislature into session  from July 20 to July 23.

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