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Gov Seeks More From BP

June 4th, 2010 by flanews

With the situation becoming more urgent and tar balls beginning to wash up in Pensacola, the state is seeking more money to protect Florida beaches.

Governor Charlie Crist wants BP to cough up an extra 50 million dollars. The money would be used on boom, skimmers, and manpower to keep the oil at bay.

We asked for an additional 50 million dollars. I just sent that request in yesterday. The reason is to help us clean up what we are seeing on TV now. Number two to try and prevent more of it from happening in the future to get more boom, more skimmers in order to protect Florida, said Crist.

BP has already given the state 50 million dollars; 25 to protect Gulf coast beaches, and 25 to attract tourist scared off by the oil leak.

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