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BP CEO wants to get back to business as usual. Not so fast, Dudley

BP CEO wants to get back to business as usual. Not so fast, Dudley

BP CEO Robert Dudley laments what he sees as public hatred for oil companies in the United States and claims other nations love the oil industry. He said that he expected to have the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the oil spill behind them by now, but blames the British oil giant's troubles on [...]

Revenge of the BP Barbies

Revenge of the BP Barbies

In the weeks after Deepwater Horizon explosion in April 2010, but before the oil and tar balls began washing ashore, BP sent out into the coastal communities of the Gulf Coast an army of young, female marketing reps to handle the scared, angry mobs of locals worried about their businesses and [...]

Buzz: Bureaucratic mess leads to new couch being bought before needs of handicapped met

Buzz: Bureaucratic mess leads to new couch being bought before needs of handicapped met

Barbara Albrecht, the president of the Bream Fishermen Association, is upset with the bureaucratic nightmare at Pensacola City Hall. Her group, which supports, develops, and implements programs which promote the conservation and recreational benefits of fishing, hunting, camping, and related [...]

Feeding Frenzy and the Goldmine

The Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee on Monday heard presentations on both environment and economy. William O. Cleckley, of the Northwest Florida Water Management District, provided committee members with information about restoring the ecosystem through the acquisition of land. He [...]

Study Finds Toxic Metal Concentrations in Gulf Whales Are Likely the Highest In the World

Study Finds Toxic Metal Concentrations in Gulf Whales Are Likely the Highest In the World

The sperm whales of the Gulf of Mexico have higher levels of chromium and nickel in their systems than sperm whales found anywhere else in the world, according to the preliminary analysis of Operation Toxic Gulf, a joint venture between Ocean Alliance and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. This [...]

East Hill Residents Receive Claim Extension

Thousands of East Hill neighborhood residents who received notices in the mail earlier this summer inviting them to participate in a class action lawsuit settlement as reparation for a plume of unwanted chemicals migrating through their soil and groundwater now have additional time to submit [...]

Operation Toxic Gulf: Final Port Call, Presentation, and Boat Tours

Operation Toxic Gulf: Final Port Call, Presentation, and Boat Tours

This Sunday, August 4, Open Books will host the final presentation of the summer from the Operation Toxic Gulf crew, who are currently wrapping up the last leg of their 2013 study. Representatives from Ocean Alliance and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will present photographs and results of [...]

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 [...]

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