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Why anti-fracking resolution was important

August 21, 2015

Last night, the Escambia Board of County Commissioner voted, 3-2, for a resolution that supported a statewide ban of fracking. One of the citizens who spoke in favor of the resolution was Amy Datz. Here is…

Environment

Escambia County Commission considers fracking ban

August 20, 2015

Press release: Escambia County is poised to consider a resolution calling for a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing, acid fracturing, and well stimulation performed for the purposes of exploration or production of oil or natural gas.…

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Triumph Gulf Coast Inc. to hold first meeting

August 14, 2015

Organization to oversee Deepwater Horizon oil spill funds recovered by attorney general Press Release: The University of West Florida Center for Research and Economic Opportunity is organizing the inaugural meeting of Triumph Gulf Coast Inc. The…

Environment

Nelson has concerns with BP settlement

August 5, 2015

FYI – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) has said he has concerns with the government’s proposed settlement with BP. He raised those concerns in a letter he sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Following is the…

Environment

Massive dead zone in Gulf of Mexico

August 4, 2015

From Gulf Coast Restoration Network: Today’s Dead Zone announcement from Louisiana researchers revealed that EPA failed to meet a major goal it set in 2001 to reduce Mississippi River water pollution that is destroying aquatic life…

Environment

Help coming to restore Pensacola oyster beds

July 27, 2015

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $4.4 million to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to implement the Oyster Cultch Placement project that will restore oyster beds in Apalachicola, Pensacola and St.…

Environment

New Emerald Coastkeeper

July 23, 2015

We received this email: After a lot of hard work and perserverance, Emerald Coastkeeper is up and running! We are stronger now than we have ever been, and I want to let you folks know that…