+ The oil spill: “It’s just killing us by degrees,” a Tulane University ecologist tells The Associated Press. [Tampa Bay Online]

+ More spill: BP pays out $3 million to Floridians whose business has been affected by the spill. [St. Petersburg Times]

+ More spill: “An elite team of two former attorneys general is cautiously laying the groundwork for Florida’s legal response to BP’s massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill.” (Of course one of them represented BP off and on as a lobbyist a few years back.) [Florida Capital News]

+ Rick Scott: not modifying his pro-offshore drilling stance one bit. [Sarasota Herald-Tribune]

+ “Shortly before” the Deepwater Horizon explosion, the Florida House spent $200,000 for a study that minimized the risks of offshore drilling. [The Buzz]

+ Florida House Speaker Larry Cretul, R-Ocala, says the legislature is considering suing Gov. Charlie Crist over the budget vetoes he announced last Friday. [Florida Tribune]

+ Florida Power & Light shows off its new, massive solar energy plant in Indiantown. [Orlando Sentinel]

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