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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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Arsenic found in Wedgewood and Perdido ballparks

January 4, 2016

The Wedgewood/Rolling Hills/Olive Heights Homeowners Association has written the Environmental Protection Agency for help. A recent soil report indicates the Lewis Powell ballparks near the opening gate of Rolling Hills landfill are covered in arsenic. The…

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Town Hall meeting on Bayou Chico dredging

December 15, 2015

Emeraldcoastkeeper Laurie Murphy is hosting a meeting to discuss the proposed dredging of Bayou Chico. “As you know, there is currently a very controversial and heavily debated dredging issue on Bayou Chico,” wrote Murphy. “After evaluating…

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Three local projects get RESTORE funding

December 14, 2015

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council recently approved the initial Funded Priorities List, or FPL, of projects to be funded pursuant to the RESTORE Act during a meeting at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center. Three projects…

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RESTORE pitches begin

December 11, 2015

Having whittled the list of projects vying for local RESTORE dollars down to a manageable 62, the Escambia County RESTORE Advisory Committee heard from about half the hopeful applicants during its Dec. 9 meeting. Applicants were…