Atwater blasts BP claims czar remarks as ‘dismissive’ of needy Floridians, Palm Beach Post, August 18th, 2010:
Senate President Jeff Atwater on BP claims czar Ken Feinberg:
"Ken Feinberg was quoted today saying that 'I'm watching on TV. The beaches look fabulous.'"
"These remarks came as he seemed dismissive of Floridians who are seeking financial relief."
"Understanding the serious problems facing Floridians along the Gulf takes more than watching television, and our beaches are not the only place in Florida facing the threat."
“Scientists are still reporting that this ecosystem is in trouble."
"Just today the University of South Florida said between 70 and 79 percent of all the oil that was spilled is under the surface and still causing ecological damage,” Atwater wrote. “For BP or the federal government to cut and run now would only create another catastrophe.”