CFO Sink Asks Florida DEP to Study Effects of Oil in Louisiana
CONTACT: Jerri Franz or Jayme O’Rourke, 850-413-2842
TALLAHASSEE – Florida CFO Alex Sink today sent a letter to Secretary Michael Sole of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) asking that the agency deploy a team of scientists and experts to study the 100 miles of shoreline in Louisiana that have been damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil slick. Sink first asked Secretary Sole to create such a team at this week’s Cabinet meeting, and suggested that the team could report back to the Cabinet and offer information about methods and ideas that are working to help clean up the damage.
“We must do everything possible to prepare for the worst while hoping for the best, and there is no better way to learn than from those who have had recent experiences,” said CFO Sink. “Florida is sure to benefit from the lessons learned and ideas that have or have not been successful in keeping the oil slick and byproducts from chemical dispersants from damaging our coastlines.”