Gulf Power spokesman Jeff Rogers told Sunshine Slate that the company is considering a nuclear power plant in the north part of Escambia County: “When the forecast shows a need, nuclear would be an option for the land as well as natural gas and other forms of generation. As of right now there is [...]
Pensacola officials will join other natural-gas players for a workshop in Miramar Beach in December. The event will focus on transitioning commercial fleets to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). “With the tremendous interest we have seen, from municipalities to public utility providers to [...]
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Vowing to "vigorously fight" the gaming bills it considers to be an encroachment onto its casino territory, the tribe joins opponents to the plan to allow large-scale resort casinos into South Florida. Read more. Of course, they will keep theirs open.
Since several women have come forward with allegations that GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain sexually harassed them, I've received several emails and phone calls from local women who have shared their tales of being sexually harassed by their bosses and supervisors. The harassment ranged from [...]
Orlando Sentinel reports that Jim Moye may get the call to replace that region's embattled toll agency director, at least on an interim basis. Moye was called on in 1995 by then-Gov. Lawton Chiles to clean up a fiscal mess caused by Comptroller Joe Flowers investing heavily in risky derivatives [...]
he United States exported $180.4 billion in goods and services in September 2011, an all-time high, according to data released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. Commerce Department. Exports of goods and services over the last twelve months totaled $2.052 trillion, which [...]
Press Release: Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau today announced that BOEM will hold the first oil and natural gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. This [...]
NorthEscambia.com reports Gulf Power expects to finish next year buying 4,000 acres of land near McDavid that could eventually be home to a nuclear plant or perhaps another type of power plant. Attorneys for consumers and business groups are trying to block part of a proposed rate hike dealing [...]
Yesterday hotelier Julian MacQueen sent the following letter to Jim Hizer, CEO of the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. In his cover email to Hizer, he says that a group of hotel owners have arranged to form an Escambia Chapter of FRLA and the organizational meeting was Monday. [...]
Escambia County Attorney Alison Rodgers visited the Tourist Development Council to do a little housekeeping today. She recently became concerned that the TDC’s membership was not holding to state statue, which governs the body’s composition. “Under state law, it’s very specific,” [...]
...but leaves out Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Press Release: Five Northwest Floridians will join seven other military and civic leaders from elsewhere in the state to form the Florida Defense Support Task Force, a high-level commission established to advocate for the state’s military [...]