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CFO Sink to BP Executive: Your Oil is Coming to Florida, Where Are You?

6/2/2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2010
CONTACT: Kevin Cate (850) 413-2842

CFO SINK TO BP EXECUTIVE: YOUR OIL COMING TO FLORIDA, WHERE ARE YOU?

TALLAHASSEE – Florida CFO Alex Sink offered the following statement after learning that the massive Deepwater Horizon oil leak is projected to impact Northwest Florida in the near future.

“Tony Hayward, his company British Petroleum, and his oil are projected to violate the pristine beaches and crystal clear ocean water of northwest Florida— and I expect him to be in Pensacola to see firsthand the damage his oil is causing,” said CFO Alex Sink.

"Mr. Hayward, you said you thought the impact of this leak would be 'modest.'  However, it's apparent that there is no effort too great to be put into play now – more boom, more sifting machines, more tractors, more resources and more money for our residents and businesses.  We need everything your huge, multi-billion corporation can afford, including a visible, high-level presence of BP executives to be on-site and accountable to Floridians.”

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As a statewide elected officer of the Florida Cabinet, CFO Alex Sink oversees the Department of Financial Services.  A successful business leader with nearly three decades of experience in the private sector, Sink is serving her first term as Florida's CFO.  CFO Sink's priorities include using her business experience to cut wasteful spending, holding government accountable to Florida’s taxpayers, and cracking down on financial and insurance fraud.