Sink still wants answers from BP on oil disaster
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05/11/10 Seán Kinane
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Today, Florida’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson sent a letter to Gov. Charlie Crist asking for a special legislative session on oil drilling. Also today, Crist said he wants to call a special session to consider a constitutional ban on oil drilling in state waters within the next two weeks.

The state’s chief financial officer, Alex Sink, also favors a special session. She also wants answers from BP, the British oil company that owns the leaking well in the Gulf. On Saturday, Sink met with Keith Seilhan, the incident commander for BP at the St. Petersburg unified command center.

”They need to step up and do what’s right,” Sink said.

But Sink still has some questions she wants BP to answer. Today, she sent a letter to Seilhan with a list of questions, including whether BP will post an online claims form.

Activists from St. Pete for Peace and Seize BP will protest BP for its role in the Gulf oil disaster tomorrow in St. Petersburg. It’s part of a National Day of Action against BP. They will meet from 5 to 6 in the afternoon at the BP station on the corner of 4th street and 62nd Ave. North.

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