Governor Scott's Stake in Oil Company Questioned
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Environmentalists are targeting Gov. Rick Scott for his investment in a French energy company that is involved in oil drilling near the Everglades.
Scott invested his millions in a blind trust three years ago and an adviser manages the money without the governor's knowledge.
Reports say that in 2011, the original blind trust showed a $135,000 investment in Schlumberger Ltd., the world's largest oil services company. The blind trust prevents the public from knowing whether Scott still has a share in the company.
Scott and his Cabinet oversee the Department of Environmental Protection, which regulates oil drilling in Florida and potentially businesses like Schlumberger.
Asked if he supports drilling in a county where he owns a $9.2 million home, Scott said: "You'll have to talk to DEP."
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