|Published:||Jun 10, 2010 12:38 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 10, 2010 12:38 AM EDT|
Naples, Fla - Donn Schulte is in the business of getting boaters on the water and not making bad business decisions, but he's the first to admit the inaction of locals to prepare for oil in our water troubles him.
"We haven't heard much from the local community, I'm not sure where they're at", he says.
Schulte's fueling company, which operates out of Naples Marina, is offering boaters the chance to fill-up in exchange for pledge: the use of your boat for clean-up efforts.
The company will sell you diesel on the cheap and have their attorneys file a claim with British Petroleum to get your money back.
Boaters along the panhandle are taking part in similar deals.
Schulte says BP has signed off on the program and he's not worried they'll skip out on the bill.
"We're going to have hard fact for them, hard-core receipts", he added.
The uncertainty says Schulte of whether oil will make its way here doesn't mean serious steps shouldn't be taken to prepare.
"I think we can solve some of that problem before it gets here."