July 2, 2010
Governor Charlie Crist, with Executive Order 10-101, created the Gulf Oil Spill Economic Recovery Task Force to help businesses and industries recover from financial losses caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Various state agencies and industry representatives have been brought together to discuss impacts and plan mitigation. This Wednesday, I joined the task force in Pensacola.
Many of the discussions centered on Florida's tourism and seafood industries. Coastal businesses have felt the effects of the oil spill and need assistance. Governor Crist is committed to ensuring that Florida takes every step necessary to prepare for impacts and to offset damages. The main goals of the task force are to:
Here at DBPR, we are considering how we can contribute to the effort. I encourage each of you, both professionally and personally, to think about ways you may be able to help.
In closing, this weekend is the July 4th holiday weekend. I wish you all a happy Independence Day.
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