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Florida to receive $3.25B from gulf states' Deepwater Horizon settlement with BP

Five years after globs of oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster tainted the Panhandle's sugar-white beaches, petroleum giant BP agreed Thursday to an $18.7 billion settlement with Florida and four other gulf states as well as the federal government. Florida's share of that settlement could be more than $3.2 billion, according to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. Although Bondi made her announcement in Tampa, where no oil ever washed ashore, she promised the money "will benefit areas of the state most devastated by the spill." (July 2, 2015) SKIP O'ROURKE | Times

Source: Tampa Bay Times

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