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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 [...]

Fish Hatchery and Pensacola Beach Ferry Service make final list

Fish Hatchery and Pensacola Beach Ferry Service make final list

Today the Federal and State natural resources Trustees released the final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) and Phase III Early Restoration Plan (ERP) for the Gulf Coast Early Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA). The final PEIS considers comprehensive restoration planning [...]

Wedgewood families to show up in numbers, wearing orange

Wedgewood families to show up in numbers, wearing orange

The families in the Wedgewood, Rolling Hills and Olive Heights neighborhoods have organized to protest the dumps surrounding their area. A flyer has been circulated in that community urging families to attended the public forum at tomorrow's Escambia County Commission meeting. The flyer [...]

County sends Rolling Hills landfill Notice of Violation

County sends Rolling Hills landfill Notice of Violation

On June 17, the county issued a Notice of Violation to Rolling Hills C&D Recycling Facility. Six violations were listed: 1. No person shall cause, suffer, allow or permit the discharge in the air of dust, fumes, gas, mist, odor, smoke or vapor, or any combination thereof, so as to constitute a [...]

Rolling Hills landfill may be in violation of county permit

Rolling Hills landfill may be in violation of county permit

Two weeks ago, residents from the Wedgewood and Longleaf communities spoke out at a Escambia Board of County Commission meeting against the numerous construction and demolition debris facilities in their area. What county staff failed to tell citizens and the commissioners was that at least one [...]

Wedgewood Community Center battles fumes and clouds of dust from nearby landfill

Wedgewood Community Center battles fumes and clouds of dust from nearby landfill

This morning Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May met with his constituents at Marie K. Young Wedgewood Community Center. Standing outside the community center near where the children were playing the commissioner and others could smell the fumes from nearby Rolling Hills landfill. A dust cloud [...]

U.S Chemical Safety Board: faulty blowout preventer caused Deepwater Horizon blast, leaves other rigs vulnerable (animation)

U.S Chemical Safety Board: faulty blowout preventer caused Deepwater Horizon blast, leaves other rigs vulnerable (animation)

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has found that the Deepwater Horizon explosion was due to a Blowout Preventer that failed due to an unrecognized pipe buckling phenomenon. In its two-volume draft investigation report that was release yesterday, CSB said, "The blowout preventer (BOP) that was [...]

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