Sarasota News Leader

01/25/2013

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A COOL $1 MILLION A 2010 Deepwater Horizon flaring operation is under way. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley, via Flickr SARASOTA COUNTY OFFICIALS LEARN THE AMOUNT THEY WILL RECEIVE FROM A SUBCONTRACTOR IN THE DEEPWATER HORIZON SETTLEMENT By Cooper Levey-Baker Associate Editor A BP subcontractor will pay Sarasota County $1 million over two years as part of a settlement between the federal government and the companies responsible for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. ican history by President Obama — go to help Gulf Coast communities affected by the spill. BP is expected to pay anywhere from $5 billion to $20 billion in overall fines. Per RESTORE, that money is to be divvied up into a variety of pots, with some of it headed to Gulf Bipartisan federal legislation known as the states and some directly to local governments. RESTORE Act dictates that any penalties paid by companies involved in the spill — dubbed County Commissioner Nora Patterson, the "the worst environmental disaster" in Amer- board's point person for everything RE-

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