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Crist asks for $100 million from BP for cleanup and research

Governor Charlie Crist has sent a letter to Lamar McKay, President of BP America, requesting $100 million to cover the costs of the critical and time sensitive response to threats from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to Florida’s seabed, water column, surface and shoreline.

The funds would support the efforts of the Florida Institute of Oceanography, a partnership of 21 universities and other marine science organizations throughout Florida.

It is still not been determined by the Gulf Coast whether the tar balls that washed ashore yesterday in the Keys are related to the massive oil spill in the Gulf.

The letter from Governor Crist to BP President Lamar McKay is shown in its entirety in the slideshow or click here.

Below are some local actions in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig accident.

MoveOn has requested a vigil to be hosted locally on June 10, 50 days after the accident. If you are interested in hosting a vigil or organizing one, please click here.

Hands Across the Sand is hosting an event on June 26. There was an event earlier this year on February 13. If you are interested in participating by either starting or joining a local action, click here.

Sierra Club Broward Group will host a protest on June 10 at 17th. Street and Federal Highway. For more information contact Philip Busey, Chair of the Executive Committee or . , join or host an oil spill meetup on June 8. They are also looking for actions to be carrried out on 10/10/10 called the Global Work Party transforming communities from the ground up. To join a party or to create one of your own, click here.

If you know of other actions or events, please feel free to pass it along,

About Valerie J. Amor:
As an architectural consultant, LEED AP, LEED certification reviewer, real estate broker and AIA associate, Valerie J. Amor is dynamically engaged in sustainability and issues regarding the built environment. Actively participating in several local, county and national organizations and committees focused on sustainability issues, she is also owner/principal of Drawing Conclusions and founder/president of Green Collar Connection, companies engaged in sustainable design, real estate development, green job training and research. Knowledgeable and well connected she brings you timely and thoughtful articles. Reach her at .

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Posted by Valerie J. Amor on Jun 4 2010. Filed under Broward County, Emerging Green, Environmental, Federal Government, Fort Lauderdale, Local news, Tallahassee. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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