Why are Florida officials considering the use of oil spill money to buy conservation easements (see Dec. 2 article, "State eyes Deepwater Horizon money for land deal")? This is exactly the kind of expense we voters expected would be paid out of the fund established by Amendment 1 in 2014.
An overwhelming 75 percent of voters approved this amendment, and the documentary stamp revenue is being collected. Millions of dollars are now available to preserve conservation lands, so why isn't it being used as voters intended?
Our limited Deepwater Horizon money has many other potential uses, uses far beyond simple land preservation. Let's not fritter it away on projects that are already well-funded.
Our legislature needs to get its act together and obey the wishes of Florida's citizens.
Bob Reid, Niceville