Published: May 20, 2010 9:48 PM EDT
Updated: May 20, 2010 9:17 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's attorney general wants BP to pay for any additional contamination that could result from a hurricane or tropical storm that could possibly carry oil inland.

Attorney General Bill McCollum, a Republican locked in a three-way contest for his party's gubernatorial nomination, also repeated his request for BP to put in writing their verbal affirmation from May 5 that they would pay for coastal cleanup as a result of the runaway oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

In a two-page letter to BP general counsel Jack Lynch Jr., McCollum said Thursday a hurricane would capture oil in its path and deposit it much further inland than under normal tidal conditions and that any additional damages must be BP's responsibility.