Oil Look-Alikes

All That Sheens May Not Be Oil…or Tar Balls, Either By Bill Mahan, Florida Sea Grant Agent, County Extension Director, Franklin/UF IFAS Extension Program As a result of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, anyone out boating in the Gulf of Mexico region or walking the beach is keeping an eye out for oil. In…

Vessel Decontamination

Boats may become contaminated as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Contaminated boats will have to be decontaminated. While the specifics of the decontamination process are still being worked out, here is the latest information for Florida. Please remember that this decontamination plan is preliminary and is subject to change without prior notice.…

Exercise Caution when Making Legal Decisions Related to Damages from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Since the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, law firms seeking clients for litigation related to the oil spill have been advertising their services throughout Florida and the Gulf region. Although you may be entitled to compensation from BP and other responsible parties for certain losses, you should exercise caution when making legal decisions,…