TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum
and Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink have taken parting shots
against the Gulf of Mexico oil spill claims process.
In a letter to independent claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg on Wednesday, the two outgoing Cabinet officer wrote that the system has been inefficient and unresponsive to the needs of spill victims.
They note only 40 percent of 150,000 Florida claims against oil giant BP have been paid. They also contend procedures for interim and final claims will make it even more difficult to obtain compensation.
Both will leave office Jan. 4 after losing to Republican Governor-elect Rick Scott - McCollum in the GOP primary, and Sink, a Democrat, in the general election.
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