Published: May 22, 2010 7:28 PM EDT
Updated: May 22, 2010 7:28 PM EDT

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist is seeking more
federal resources as the Gulf of Mexico oil spill creeps closer to
Florida.

Crist sent a letter Saturday to U.S. Department of Homeland
Security Sec. Janet Napolitano warning that the fouling of Florida
beaches, fishing areas and tourist destinations would have severe
and lasting consequences.

Crist requested more containment boom to protect the shoreline
and asked Napolitano to ensure BP establishes more in-state claims
offices.