On Thursday, BP and five Gulf states impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill announced an $18.7 billion settlement. As part of the agreement in principle, Florida will receive at least $3.25 billion. Immediately following the settlement, FRLA President and CEO, Carol Dover, issued the following statement:
“On behalf of our more than 10,000 Florida hoteliers, restaurateurs, and hospitality and tourism members, we applaud Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi for their steadfast leadership in fighting for the economic and environmental dollars owed to those who support Florida’s economic engine. Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we still do not know the extent of the damage done to the Gulf, however this is a first step in making our industry whole.”
About the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
FRLA is Florida’s premier non-profit hospitality industry trade association. Our mission is to ‘Protect, Educate and Promote’ Florida’s $82 billion hospitality industry which represents 23% of Florida’s economy and more than 1.1 million employees – making it the state’s number one industry. We offer regulatory compliance and food safety training needs (RCS and SafeStaff®); industry developed career-building high school programs (FRLAEF); sponsor the only event in Florida exclusively serving the restaurant and foodservice industry (FR&L Show, October 6-8, 2015 in Orlando); and we safeguard the needs of the hospitality industry by providing legislative advocacy. We represent and serve more than 10,000 independent and household name members, suppliers, and theme parks. Find us on Twitter @FRLAnews, Facebook and YouTube.