Quotes from Governor Scott:
My goal is to not have to go through litigation and make sure that BP does the right thing.
This is a great day for Florida. I’m very comfortable that my discussion so far with BP is that they’re going to continue to do the right thing.
Isn’t the point of litigation that it makes sure people do the right thing? Or at least that it forces them to make up for doing something wrong?
Just because BP has given Florida millions, doesn’t mean they have fully compensated for all of the economic and environmental damages they are responsible for. Also, Transocean is partially responsible for the Gulf oil spill, and there is no reason for Florida not to participate in that legal action.
Unfortunately, Scott continues to be more than willing to pander to large corporations, cutting them slack wherever he can. His failure to fund beach renourishment programs in Florida shows how little he cares about the welfare of our coastlines.
[Source: The Palm Beach Post]