May 17, 2010 3:45 PM by Chris Welty
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - BP PLC Chief Executive Officer Tony
Hayward says the company will give $70 million to four Gulf Coast
states for tourism promotion.
Hayward made the announcement Monday after meeting with Florida
Gov. Charlie Crist.
The funds would help the states counteract unfounded fears that
BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill has fouled the beaches and shores of
Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Hayward said Florida will get $25 million and each of the other
states $15 million.
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