15 Dec '11, 6am

Poll: 84% Of Florida Voters Want BP Fines To Fund Gulf Restoration | Care2 Causes

Poll: 84% Of Florida Voters Want BP Fines To Fund Gulf Restoration | Care2 Causes

A recent poll found that 84 percent of Florida voters and 92 percent of Panhandle voters support a bill approved by a Senate committee that would ensure the BP oil spill fines are spent on Gulf restoration. The telephone poll, conducted by U.S. Senator Bill Nelson’s pollster, Hamilton Campaigns, and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s pollster, Ayres McHenry & Associates, also showed 75 percent of Florida voters and 82 percent of Panhandle voters are more likely to support candidates who back the legislation. “Voters haven’t forgotten the BP oil spill was the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history because our ecosystem and economy are still recovering from it a year-and-a-half later,” said Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. ”They recognize that the BP oil spill fines would dramatically accelerate our recovery.” This ongoing recovery must come as a shock to BP, which recently spo...

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