An oil boom is spread across Alligator Harbor in Franklin County on June 26, 2010 to protect against oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill. Luckily, oil never reached that area. Photo by Bruce Ritchie.
In advance of a Thursday deadline, Lawyers said they were assisting hundreds of seafood workers and coastal property owners to opt out of a federal court settlement involving the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused oil to sweep ashore on some Panhandle beaches and caused tourists to stay away that year. It also killed discussion in the Legislature about allowing drilling in Florida waters, which extend 10.6 miles into the Gulf.
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