Corporations Clean Up On State Trust Fund

TAMPA (2011-12-16) -

The Florida Center for Investigative reporting says that the Inland Protection Trust Fund -- paid for with a tax on gas wholesalers and -- eventually -- consumers -- has become something of a corporate welfare account for businesses. The Center of Investigative Reporting's Trevor Aaronson says the fund was set up to clean up leaky abandoned gas stations in the state. You can find this Florida Center for Investigative reporting story online at fcir.org, where you can also find a list of Florida news media that will be publishing the story.

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