Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fellow citizens:

After reviewing the status of the Deepwater Horizon well blowout, meeting with affected citizens, and talking with my colleagues in the Florida House and Senate, I have established six workgroups with specific assignments. These workgroups are expected to uncover problems and offer meaningful legislative solutions to the issues created by the oil spill. I encourage you to follow the activities and conclusions that emerge from these workgroups and to participate as we seek solutions.

Larry Cretul
Speaker

Workgroup 1 – Response to current disaster and preparation for future disasters

Lead: Rep. Trudi Williams;

Staff: Adam Blalock
Phone: (850) 488-4864

Workgroup 2 - Assess programs and resources to meet immediate needs of impacted areas

Lead: Rep. Marlene O’Toole;

Staff: Mark Kruse
Phone: (850) 488-3041

Workgroup 3 - Review the scope of private sector damages and processes for compensation

Lead: Rep. Steve Crisafulli;

Staff: Tom Thomas
Phone: (850) 488-3088

Workgroup 4 - Develop strategies for public sector recovery of damages

Lead: Rep. Matt Hudson;

Staff: Jose Diez-Arguelles
Phone: (850) 488-1601

Workgroup 5 - Identify regional long-term economic recovery opportunities

Lead: Rep. Paige Kreegel;

Staff: Sherri Croom
Phone: (850) 488-3041

Workgroup 6 - Examine adequacy of criminal and civil penalties to address offenses causing or arising out of environmental disasters

Lead: Rep. Chris Dorworth;

Staff: Katie Cunningham
Phone: (850) 488-6333

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