BP settlement over oil spill to net Florida $3.25 billion

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced the state will receive $3.25 billion as part of the settlement with BP over the Gulf oil spill during a news conference at the Port  Tampa Bay. JAY CONNER/STAFF

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced the state will receive $3.25 billion as part of the settlement with BP over the Gulf oil spill during a news conference at the Port Tampa Bay. JAY CONNER/STAFF TAMPA — BP will pay Florida $3.25 billion over the next several years as part of a landmark settlement over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill that scarred the Gulf of Mexico and scared tourists away from beaches from Texas to Key West.

The agreement is part of an $18.7 billion settlement reached between the five Gulf Coast states and the British-based oil giant. The deal […]