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Oil Spill Funding Workshop

There is a workshop this weekend geared toward educating the public on how best to plug into the RESTORE Act and NRDA processes resulting from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The workshop, presented by Earth Ethics, Inc. and the Environmental Law Institute, is designed to “engage the [...]

One Week Left to Bring Award-Winning Documentary to Pensacola

Those interested in seeing the award-winning documentary "Chasing Ice" locally, on the big screen, have until next Thursday, July 25 to reserve a ticket. If enough tickets are reserved within the week, the film will be shown at Carmike Bayou 15 on Thursday, August 1 at 6 p.m. The film's lauded [...]

RESTORE Advisory looks at shoreline erosion and stormwater

By Brandy Volovecky Two speakers talked to the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee about ways to slow and prevent shoreline erosion and decrease the damaging effects of storm water at its seventh meeting yesterday. This meeting marked the first of the environmentally-focused [...]

EPA Grants DeSoto Canyon Drilling Amendment

EPA Grants DeSoto Canyon Drilling Amendment

The Environmental Protection Agency has granted an Australian oil company a revision to its Gulf of Mexico drilling permit that allows for an increased amount of emissions. The decision follows an extended public comment period and June 27 public hearing in Pensacola. “It seems like it’s [...]

Commissioner Robinson featured by Florida Trend

Florida Trend magazine has interview with Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson, who is also the chairman of the Gulf Consortium which represents 23 Florida gulf coast counties slated to receive millions of dollars in compensation for damages resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil [...]

350‘s Climate Action Teach-In

Local environmentalists will meet Tuesday evening to discuss elements of the climate action plan recently outlined by President Barack Obama. Last month, Obama announced a plan that places limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants, and also spoke of preparing coastal [...]

Singing the Drilling-Blues Down at the Library

Singing the Drilling-Blues Down at the Library

Environmentalists are at the Pensacola downtown library, waving signs and singing songs. They are protesting an oil company’s request to waive emission standards for a Gulf of Mexico drilling operation. The environmentalists are also awaiting the public hearing they pressed the Environmental [...]

Where ECUA gives Pensacola its enema

Where ECUA gives Pensacola its enema

Apparently it's at B and Garden streets. We always thought it was 222 W Main Street.

Local EPA Hearing on Gulf Drilling Permit

The Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled a public hearing on BHP Billiton Petroleum’s request to waive current emission regulations in pursuit of oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico’s DeSoto Canyon. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Pensacola, about 125 miles from BHP’s [...]

Sustainable Development, Leveraging RESTORE

A presentation tomorrow evening will focus on sustainable development, and how such an approach can benefit local communities. The presentation— entitled Sensible Sustainable Development: Leveraging RESTORE Act Funding to Create Lasting Value for the Pensacola Bay Area—will be made by [...]

350 Pensacola Talk: Evolution of Activism

Local environmental group 350 Pensacola is hosting a discussion tomorrow evening entitled The Evolution of Activism. The talk, focusing on “how to create environmental and community change,” will be presented by local activist Tom Garner. The speaker will draw from his own experiences to [...]

RESTORE Reminder

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council is hosting a meeting tonight in an effort to gather public input on an initial draft of its Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy. The plan—which establishes restoration goals for the Gulf Coast in the wake of the 2010 [...]

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