Gulf Consortium

Florida Association of Counties

Local officials in Florida’s panhandle are waiting on dollars expected years ago for restoration projects that were supposed to be part of the recovery from the BP oil spill. Lynn Hatter spoke with Escambia County Commissioner and head of the Gulf Consortium about the delay and when the dollars are supposed to start flowing.

Gulf Counties Hold Emergency Meeting On RESTORE Act Funding

Apr 29, 2013

Monday, members from the eight Northwest Florida counties most affected by the BP Oil Spill held an emergency meeting. But a State Senate bill’s recent amendment could remove their power to spend RESTORE Act funding and they want control over the restoration process.