Rolling Hills landfill owner gets another delay

February 23, 2016

The attorney for South Palafox Properties, owner of the Rolling Hills C&D Recycling Center, has filed a motion to withdraw, citing “irreconcilable differences have arisen between counsel and Defendant which have resulted in the attorney-client relationship…


Open Books: Fracking Stories

February 19, 2016

This Saturday, Earth Ethics, Inc. hosts Fracking Stories, a compilation of six short documentaries that expose the public health and environmental consequences of hydraulic fracturing. The event begins at 6:30 at Open Books, located at 1040…


Santa Rosa approves RESTORE projects

February 10, 2016

After a 45-day public review and comment period, the Santa Rosa County Commissioners approved submittal of the Santa Rosa County Multi-Year Implementation Plan (MYIP) to the U.S. Treasury. The plan includes 15 projects representing a range…


Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement Project Update

February 9, 2016

The Florida Department of Transportation is awaiting plans from five design-build firms on the $470 million Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement Project from Pensacola to Gulf Breeze. District 3 DOT planners are scheduled to open the designs…


Trial attorney buys Powerball tickets for BP execs

January 13, 2016

Yesterday, Texas trial attorney Brent Coon purchased and mailed each of the individuals of the British Petroleum (BP) senior management team a U.S. lottery ticket for the upcoming drawing hoping to win a record jackpot prize…


Redirecting RESTORE – updated

January 13, 2016

As Escambia County nears the end of its RESTORE journey, local officials have decided to “tweak” the process that will help determine how best to use about $70 million of oil spill restoration funds heading to…


Bayou Chico Restoration update meeting Jan. 13

January 7, 2016

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection invites stakeholders – government representatives, scientists, environmental organizations and others – to attend a meeting that will provide updates on the ongoing efforts to restore Bayou Chico. The restoration plan,…


Viewpoint: Grover on improving environment

January 4, 2016

A viewpoint by Escambia County Commission Chairman Grover Robinson: It’s 8:15 a.m. on the Saturday before Christmas at the Bayou Texar boat launch at the foot of the Cervantes Bridge. My feet are actually warmed by…