Environment News

County shuts down Rolling Hills

May 15, 2015

Press Release: Update on the Status of Rolling Hills Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Friday, May 15, 2015 – 3:15pm Escambia County regrets to announce that it will be enforcing the Final Order issued by a…

Business Environment

Lionfish on the menu

May 13, 2015

by Jeremy Morrison Lionfish are as dangerous as they are beautiful. The invasive species — filling local waters at an alarming rate in recent years— threatens to take a serious bite out of the native environment.…


PS Today: Everglades Foundation CEO

May 5, 2015

Eric Eikenberg, CEO of the Everglades Foundation, will be on Pensacola Speaks today. We will talk about the implementation of Amendment 1 and his efforts to get lawmakers to buy land from U.S. Sugar to help…

Environment Politics

Hayward revisits Piedmont Road

April 30, 2015

As better weather sparkled across the freshly laid blacktop, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward thought back to last year. “I can remember Chief Simmons picking me up and driving through the city,” Hayward said. “When I showed…


Mayor Hayward takes flood retrospective tour

April 28, 2015

It was on the evening of April 29, 2014 that the area experienced nearly continuous rain that dumped over 20 inches of rainfall. To mark the first anniversary of the April 2014 flooding, Mayor Ashton Hayward…


Rolling Hills Landfill Cited

April 14, 2015

Press Release: Today the Escambia County Division of Code Enforcement cited the owners of the Rolling Hills Landfill, located at 6990 Rolling Hills Road, for failing to comply with a ruling issued by a Special Magistrate.…


Project Greenshores a finalist in national contest

April 13, 2015

Project Greenshores, the coastal restoration project along the Downtown Pensacola waterfront that was completed in 2007, is a top 10 finalist in Solution Search’s national contest, “Reducing our Risk: Innovation for Disaster Preparation.” The contest identifies…


Fordham law students visit Wedgewood community

March 19, 2015

Dr. Gloria Horning is hosting a group of Fordham University Law students who are studying who has happened in the Wedgewood community, looking at the environmental, health and legal issues involved. Yesterday, we had Sarah Baldwin,…


FDOH: Wedgewood air identified as public health hazard

March 18, 2015

Yesterday the Florida Department of Health, Public Health Toxicology, mailed the community update to about 650 property owners near the Rolling Hills Landfill. This update summarizes the Department’s draft health consultation report, solicits public comment on…


BP spin machine called out

March 17, 2015

In a news statement released yesterday, BP claims that the “…Gulf environment (is) returning to pre-spill conditions” although the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA Trustees) are still assessing the injury resulting…

Environment News

Another blow dealt to Rolling Hills landfill

March 17, 2015

On Friday, March 13, Special Magistrate with the Office of Environmental Enforcement R. Todd Harris ruled against the management of the Rolling Hills Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill, located at 6990 Rolling Hills Road in Escambia…


Inweekly 2008: Trash Talk

March 15, 2015

In March 2008, a tug-of-war had begun as Escambia County, Pensacola and ECUA tackle consolidating solid waste and recycling services in the county. We have added curbside recyling – thanks to Leadership Pensacola Class of 2008…