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…


EPA Superfund needs financial stability

December 9, 2015

Center for Health, Environment & Justice has called for Congress to reinstitute its “polluter’s pay fees” to give the EPA Superfund the financial stability to cleanup toxic sites around the country. One such site that could…


Escambia RESTORE invitations go out this week

December 1, 2015

Knee-deep in the final stages of its work, the Escambia County RESTORE Advisory Committee continued Monday afternoon to wade through potential projects in line for the millions of dollars in oil spill money headed to the…

Environment Pensacola

Podcast: Underhill on Bayou Chico clean-up

November 17, 2015

Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill yesterday appeared on News Talk 1370’s ‘Pensacola Speaks’ to talk about the brewing controversy surrounding the dredging of Bayou Chico. Underhill said: “The county purchased the Jackson Lakes property. It used…


Bondi calls Bloomberg a ‘bully’

November 9, 2015

Attorney General Pam Bondi defended Florida’s environmental record and called former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg a “billionaire bully” after she became a target of a political committee he’s funded. Bondi and three other state…


November 2 RESTORE Advisory Committee

November 2, 2015

The Escambia County RESTORE Advisory Committee will meet Monday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m., at the Central Office Complex (3363 West Park Pl.) to discuss submitted projects and the next step in the RESTORE process. Committee…


Red Tide could be kryptonite for Lion Fish

October 30, 2015

Last night, I ran into Robert Turpin, Escambia County’s Marine Resources manage . He said the Red Tide appears to be impacting the lion fish. Finally we can get rid of them. Here is the press…


Alexandra Cousteau to speak at PSC on Nov. 17

October 22, 2015

Alexandra Cousteau advocates the importance of conservation and sustainable management of water in order to preserve a healthy planet. The WSRE Public Square Speakers Series will present Cousteau for a free lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 17,…


Rolling Hills surrenders bond

October 21, 2015

According to Escambia County Administrator Jack Brown, the bonding company for Rolling Hill C&D landfill has surrounded the bond for the closure of the facility in the Wedgewood neighborhood – $651,633. Brown shared this email from…