SARASOTA COUNTY — The Gulf Consortium, a group of counties affected by the 2010 BP oil spill that is working to make sure they get their share of billions generated from fines levied on BP, made a key move Wednesday in Sarasota, ensuring it will work in tandem with
Gov. Rick Scott throughout the process.
“We’ve started the process of this Gulf Consortium, and it’s really an attempt for the RESTORE Act to take all 23 counties that border the Gulf in the state of Florida to allow them to come together to begin to formulate a plan,” newly elected Consortium Administrative Officer and Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson said.
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