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Transition Town Series Part 2 and 3

Transition Town Series Part 2 and 3

Join 350 Pensacola for the second in a three-part series of Saturday morning classes featuring hands-on lessons for making your home and life simpler, less expensive, and ready for the disruptions of climate change. Inspired by the international Transition Towns movement in which communities are [...]

Environmental group challenges BP funds going to beachfront convention center

Environmental group challenges BP funds going to beachfront convention center

On Thursday, Gulf Restoration Network (GRN) filed suit in Washington, D.C. challenging the decision of the U.S. Department of the Interior and other federal agencies to allow $58.5 million of Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) funds intended to repair damage to the Gulf of Mexico from the [...]

BP announces big discovery in Gulf

BP announces big discovery in Gulf

BP announced yesterday an oil discovery at the Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The discovery well, on Keathley Canyon Block 10, was drilled by operator Chevron on behalf of the Guadalupe co-owners. The well encountered significant oil pay in Paleogene age Wilcox [...]

Hyatt Environmental Center Open House set for Oct. 18

Hyatt Environmental Center Open House set for Oct. 18

Press Release: The public is invited to come out to the Annual Roy Hyatt Environmental Center (RHEC) Open House and Silent Auction on October 18. Come out and meet, and even touch, wild animals. Hike a trail and look for birds. Tour the RHEC facility and then check out the fun children's [...]

350 Pensacola hosts speaker on The Water and Land Conservation Amendment, Oct. 14

350 Pensacola hosts speaker on The Water and Land Conservation Amendment, Oct. 14

350 Pensacola hosts “Protecting Florida’s Future: The Water and Land Conservation Amendment,” a talk by Marcus Lackey, on Tuesday, October 14. The Water and Land Conservation Amendment is on Florida’s November 4 election ballot, offering voters the chance to protect their drinking water and [...]

Gov. Scott announces funding for restoration projects and boat ramps in the Panhandle, using BP funds

Press Release: Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the funding of the third and largest set of early restoration projects, as approved by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees. Nearly $88 million represents 28 projects, which will take place throughout many [...]

Nearly 85 percent of BP economic loss claims in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties remain unpaid

Nearly 85 percent of BP economic loss claims in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties remain unpaid

According to the website LegalExaminer.com, 2,415 BP economic loss claims have been filed in Escambia County with the BP Deepwater Horizon Court Supervised Settlement Program. Only 359 have been paid to-date for a total of $70,000,000, resulting in an average claim value of $195,000. Assuming all [...]

Here we go again: BP asks judge to reconsider ruling

Here we go again: BP asks judge to reconsider ruling

Yesterday BP was back in federal court asking that it reconsider the September ruling of Judge Carl Barbier that found the company "grossly negligent" for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. At stake are about $18 million in fines. The motion filed in Louisiana contends the ruling was [...]

Citizens Against Toxic Exposure responds to EPA remediation plan for Escambia Wood Treating Company

Citizens Against Toxic Exposure responds to EPA remediation plan for Escambia Wood Treating Company

Erik Spalvins Remedial Project Manager U.S. EPA, Region 4 Superfund Remedial Branch Superfund Division 61 Forsyth St. SW Atlanta, GA 30303 Erik Spalvins Subject: Superfund Proposed Plan Escambia Wood Treating Company (ETC) Operable Unit 2 – Groundwater, Solid Waste Management Unit [...]

Life Support Project: Wedgewood, An American Nightmare

Life Support Project: Wedgewood, An American Nightmare

Dr. Gloria Horning has worked hard to document the environmental and health issues in the Wedgewood community. She helped me connect with residents in the Wedgewood, Rolling Hills and Olive Heights neighborhoods - A Shame Before God. Dr. Horning and the residents of that area were interviewed [...]

Halliburton offers $1.1 billion settlement

Halliburton offers  $1.1 billion settlement

It didn't take long for the Halliburton Company, one of three parties (BP, Transocean and Halliburton) responsible for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill disaster to agree to a settlement offer -- $1.1 billion. Escambia County issued this press release: Upon court approval, the settlement will [...]

Findings of Fact and Conclusion of Law in BP trial

Findings of Fact and Conclusion of Law in BP trial

Here is the summary of U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's conclusions (a link to the full document is below) The Court’s conclusions relative to the Phase One trial are summarized below: 611. BP Exploration & Production, Inc. (“BPXP”) is subject to enhanced civil penalties under [...]

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