Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Rick Scott Announces $30 Million Tourism Marketing Grant From BP, Thanks Them For "Stepping Up"

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Environment/Energy Donate to DU
 
hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:17 PM
Original message
Rick Scott Announces $30 Million Tourism Marketing Grant From BP, Thanks Them For "Stepping Up"
TALLAHASSEE The rosy scene bothered Tampa lawyer Steve Yerrid. There was Gov. Rick Scott on Monday, happily announcing a $30 million marketing and tourism grant from BP for seven Panhandle counties, thanking a BP senior executive at his side for "stepping up."

Yerrid, appointed by then-Gov. Charlie Crist last year to serve as Florida's special counsel on the oil spill, says the grant is "chump change" compared to at least $1 billion the state could get from filing a claim against the oil giant.

"The fact that we haven't filed a claim, and (Scott's) been in office since January, to me cannot be adequately explained," Yerrid said. "It's not like Florida doesn't need the money."

Scott has said he does not want to resort to a lawsuit, though his office said Monday they are working on a possible strategy for a state claim a precursor to filing suit. "My goal is to try to work with BP and make sure we don't end up in litigation," Scott told reporters.

EDIT

http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/gov-rick-scotts-rel...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:25 PM
Response to Original message
1. So BP is going to spend 30m to help Scott paint a rosy picture of Florida?
30m that would go far in the continued clean up and help for the families BP destroyed.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:40 PM
Response to Original message
2. Folks, No need for suntan oil. Our beaches are filled
with an effective, but, natural oil that lovingly coats your skin and protects it from the beautiful, bright, gorgeous Sun we see every day in Florida!

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:58 PM
Response to Original message
3. It's all good in the Benzene State. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Dec 26th 2014, 06:41 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Environment/Energy Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC