Scott Optimistic Florida Will Receive Settlement From BP Lawsuit

BP is on the defense as the company goes to trial over damage it caused to the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

The trial is expected to last months or even years and will likely result in the oil giant paying billions in damages.

We asked Governor Rick Scott When asked if Florida deserves some of that money, Governor Rick Scott asked, ā€œIā€™m optimistic that we will eventually get a settlement. When people get to trial they generally move a little faster. So hopefully we will get the right type of settlement and it will be good for our state.ā€

Talks of a settlement are underway. Reports of a 16 billion dollar package that sends a majority of the money to Gulf Coast restoration projects are beginning to surface.