BP CEO Tony Hayward testified before Congress today saying he is “deeply sorry” for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But, Florida Congressman for District 1, Jeff Miller, says BP is not paying enough attention to Florida. He adds, the $20 billion escrow fund BP has set up for victims of the Gulf oil spill is a good start. Miller spoke with WUFT-FM’s Kara Van Hoose.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/jeffmiller.mp3]
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said for the first time Monday that he supports having the state acquire thousands of acres to build a reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee to help battle toxic algal blooms.