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ECUA prepares to take over solid waste collection in north Santa Rosa County

ECUA prepares to take over solid waste collection in north Santa Rosa County

North Santa Rosa County residents will need to make preparations for a change in solid waste collection services on Jan. 2, when Emerald Coast Utilities Authority will be expanding its services north of Yellow River. ECUA will begin delivering new garbage and recycling containers to north Santa [...]

Supreme Court rejects BP appeal

Supreme Court rejects BP appeal

Reuters reports that the U.S. Supreme Court today rejected BP's challenge to its multibillion-dollar settlement agreement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The oil giant had complained the agreement allowed payouts to some businesses that are unable to trace their losses to the [...]

FDEP hosts meeting re: Bayou Chico, Dec 11

FDEP hosts meeting re: Bayou Chico, Dec 11

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) will host a “Maps on the Table” meeting regarding Bayou Chico on Thursday, December 11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Escambia County Central Office Complex, 3363 West Park Place. This meeting is the next step in the implementation of [...]

Over 99 percent of BP claims are accurate

Over 99 percent of BP claims are accurate

An independent audit has revealed that more than 99 percent of the claims processed under BP’s settlement from its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are correct. The findings undermine BP's efforts to get rid of Patrick Juneau, who was appointed by a federal court to oversee millions of dollars of [...]

Christmas classic returns to Pensacola Saenger

Christmas classic returns to Pensacola Saenger

The Saenger Theatre is bringing classic movies back to the big screen, holiday-style! Everyone’s favorite classic holiday movie “It’s A Wonderful Life,” will be shown on Monday, December 22 at 6:30 p.m. The Box Office will open at 5:30 p.m. to purchase tickets, or they can be purchased [...]

Wedgewood relief closer, but resolution could take another six months

Wedgewood relief closer, but resolution could take another six months

Willie Lawrence, a World War II and Korean War veteran, was out of breath when walked up to podium, as was Lafanette Soles-Woods when she also took the same long steps from seat in the Escambia County Commission chambers to the microphone. Ms. Soles-Woods, a fellow veteran, is a 12-year survivor [...]

Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Program to Hold Public Meeting in Pensacola, Nov. 24

Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Program to Hold Public Meeting in Pensacola, Nov. 24

The Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) will host a public information session on Monday, Nov. 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 pm at the Escambia County Central Office Complex, in order to gather public feedback on a newly funded RESTORE Act program intended to help the Gulf recover from the 2010 [...]

BP seeks reduction in oil spill fines #nosurprise

BP seeks reduction in oil spill fines   #nosurprise

BP asked Federal Judge Carl Barbier on Friday to cap its potential oil-spill pollution fines at a maximum of $12.3 billion. Prosecutors have said BP could owe up to $18 billion per EPA rules that trigger fines up to $4,300 per barrel for the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The Coast Guard has set [...]

Weekend Buzz: Who died in jail, Landfill woes the Sequel, and Baby, it will get cold again

Weekend Buzz: Who died in jail, Landfill woes the Sequel, and Baby, it will get cold again

Through a public records request, Inweekly has received the name of the 48-year-old who died in the Escambia County Jail on Sunday, Nov. 2. James Breacher Brumley was awaiting trial for a DUI arrest in which he left the scene of the accident and for driving without a license. According to court [...]

Send nomination for Gulf Guardian

Send nomination for Gulf Guardian

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf of Mexico Program partnership developed the Gulf Guardian awards as a way to recognize and honor the businesses, community groups, individuals, and organizations that are taking extraordinary steps to keep the Gulf healthy, beautiful and [...]

Court rules BP still liable for damages

Court rules BP still liable for damages

The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments made by BP that there were errors in the June 4 ruling by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier on BP's Clean Water Act liability. The oil giant is still liable for federal Clean Water Act damages stemming from the 2010 [...]

City Council considers Airport Stormwater Pond expansion

City Council considers Airport Stormwater Pond expansion

The Pensacola City Council meets next week. On the agenda is a recommendation to award Panhandle Grading & Paving a $2.8 million contract to renovate and expand the stormwater pond on the southwest quadrant of the Pensacola International Airport. The project is funded with the help of a $2.7 [...]

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