Gov. Rick Scott has about 10 days to sign legislation appropriating money to counties hit by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A settlement deal gives the state about $2 billion over several years.
Almost seven years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Florida lawmakers are finalizing a settlement plan. There’s still some distance between the house and senate versions, but top lawmakers say a compromise is on the way.
Panama City finished construction on a new stormwater management facility Friday as part of a restoration project put forth by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The project comes as the result of the Deepwater Horizon settlement.