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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 [...]

Hot City, Cool City Walking Tour, July 19

Hot City, Cool City Walking Tour, July 19

Join 350 Pensacola for a midsummer stroll through downtown Pensacola. Participants will explore old and new ways that cities can adapt to the higher temperatures and heavier rainfall of our changing climate. Along the way, the group will look at the many features of buildings, streets, and parks [...]

Longleaf dump has worse environmental record than Rolling Hills dump

Longleaf dump has worse environmental record than Rolling Hills dump

Longleaf C&D Disposal Facility began accepting waste the fall of 2006. In just two years, monitoring wells detected problems with the groundwater --vinyl chloride, aluminum, iron and sulfate above the Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Standards. The landfill was built without a liner. The [...]

350 Pensacola: Best approaches to communicate about climate change

350 Pensacola: Best approaches to communicate about climate change

Chamblin’s talk addresses the best approaches to communicating about climate change. What: “Public Opinion, Politics, and the Challenge of Communicating Climate Change,” a Talk by Larry Chamblin Where: Bayview Senior Resource Center, 2000 E. Lloyd St., Pensacola When: Tuesday, July 8 • [...]

Wedgewood community has rich history, meeting tonight

Wedgewood community has rich history, meeting tonight

Since "A Shame Before God" was published, several residents in the Wedgewood, Rolling Hills and Olive Heights neighborhood have shared stories about growing up there. Wanda Shakir said that the majority of the families who moved into Wedgewood in 1962 - 1969 were veterans from World War I, World [...]

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