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County report: Wedgewood Pit Tour Video

On July 18, Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May and State Representative Mike Hill toured the Wedgewood neighborhood to get a firsthand look at the various pit and landfill projects currently in operation in the neighborhood. The tour took place after Commissioner May and the entire Escambia [...]

Floridians overwhelmingly are concerned about climate change

Floridians overwhelmingly are concerned about climate change

courtesy Governor's office Marc Caputo of the Miami Herald reports that nearly seven in 10 likely Florida voters are concerned about climate change and nearly 80 percent want limits on carbon pollution from power plants, according to a new poll conducted for an environmental group. "The [...]

Weekend Buzz: Pitiful County, Eric gets his record and Robo attacks begin in District 2 (audio)

Weekend Buzz: Pitiful County, Eric gets his record and Robo attacks begin in District 2 (audio)

Pitiful Escambia The most profitable illegal business in Escambia County appears to be dirt. The Board of County Commissioners learned last week that only one borrow pit has a permit to operate legally. Horace Jones, Jr., interim director of the county’s Development Services Division, [...]

Tour de Force for Hill, May and Wedgewood

Tour de Force for Hill, May and Wedgewood

The tour of the Wedgewood area landfills and pits yesterday was a perfect example of what can happen when state and county officials work together on an issue. For the first in nearly half a century, the residents of the Wedgewood area neighborhoods felt their elected officials were listening. I [...]

Health Department issues air quality alert for Wedgewood neighborhood

Health Department issues air quality alert for Wedgewood neighborhood

Health Alert: Wedgewood Air Quality Effective immediately, in response to air quality monitoring, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is issuing a health alert for the area surrounding the Wedgewood Community Center and the Rolling Hills Construction and [...]

Wedgewood tour attracts attention

Wedgewood tour attracts attention

Wedgewood residents hope seeing is believing By Duwayne Escobedo The predominantly black Wedgewood community organized a nearly two-hour, two-bus tour Tuesday of C&D landfills and borrow pits surrounding their neighborhood. They hoped this would make it immensely clear to media, state and local [...]

State and county officials to tour Wedgewood area dumps

State and county officials to tour Wedgewood area dumps

State Rep. Mike Hill and Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May will tour next Tuesday the various borrow pits, construction and demolition (C&D) disposal facilities and mines within District 3, as well as the adjoining Wedgewood neighborhood. The tour will take place Tuesday, July 22, 8:30 a.m., [...]

Scientists press Scott on Climate Change, Pensacola City Council delays discussion

Scientists press Scott on Climate Change, Pensacola City Council delays discussion

While the Pensacola City Council acted quickly on Monday to delay any discussion of Climate Change at the Thursday council meeting, others are pressing the debate at the state level. The Tampa Bay Times reports that 10 prominent Florida scientists from asked for an opportunity to explain to [...]

BP employees lawsuit over BP oil disaster revived

BP employees lawsuit over BP oil disaster revived

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans revived yesterday a lawsuit in which participants in four BP Plc employee retirement savings plans claimed they were deceived into buying and holding BP stock before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. In an unanimous decision, the [...]

RESTORE update at Lunch ‘n Learn

RESTORE update at Lunch ‘n Learn

On Friday, August 1, 2014 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. join the League of Women Voters for their brown bag lunch and learn summer series at the Downtown Library, 239 N. Spring Street, Meeting Room B. Guest Speaker is Mr. Bill Williams, Principal, SCG Governmental Consulting Restore Act practice, [...]

Wedgewood gets legal representation

Wedgewood gets legal representation

They will not be ignored. Wedgewood residents have complained to the state and county about the construction debris pits that surround their neighborhood. Now they have agreed to legal representation. The residents of Wedgewood, Rolling Hills and Olive Heights meet the Marie Young Community [...]

Climate Change debate comes to Pensacola

Climate Change debate comes to Pensacola

Press Release: 350 Pensacola calls for the Pensacola City Council to support proposed Climate Change Task Force resolution. The Pensacola City Council is set to consider a resolution to create a Climate Change Task Force to help our community mitigate the causes and adapt to the impacts of our [...]

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