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Walkable/Bikeable Community Meeting

Local environmental organization Sustainable Gulf Coast is hosting a discussion tomorrow night entitled Linking Pensacola’s Neighborhoods for Bicyclists and Pedestrians.’ The Tuesday night meeting will feature a presentation by Pensacola City Councilwoman Megan Pratt. She will speak about [...]

County Considers Beach Mouse Settlement

Escambia County is looking to purchase a prime piece of Perdido Key Beach Mouse territory. Not necessarily by choice. During its meeting tomorrow, the Escambia County Commission will consider executing a settlement agreement with Greg and Farris Ford. The settlement involves the county [...]

CNG Fueling Station Opens

A compressed natural gas fueling station is now open on Pine Forest Road. The station is due to a partnership between the city of Pensacola, Pensacola Energy and the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA). “This station marks a new day for the city of Pensacola, Pensacola Energy and ECUA,” [...]

Miller on Possible BP Settlement Option

The U.S. government and BP are in settlement talks over how much the oil company will be paying as a result of the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico. One possible offer apparently on the table involves diverting a greater portion of the fines toward a Natural Resource Damage Assessment and reducing [...]

Commission on Oil Spill Response

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson will be heading to Walton County Wednesday for a meeting of the Florida Commission on Oil Spill Response Coordination. The commission is charged with identifying potential changes to state and federal regulations that would improve oil-spill response [...]

BP settlement hung up on $18 billion, county could be shortchanged

BP settlement hung up on $18 billion, county could be shortchanged

The British newspaper The Sunday Times reported yesterday that oil spill settlement talks between BP and the U.S. government have stalled because the U.S. is insisting that BP pay at least $18 billion for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. A settlement between $18 billion to $21 billion is the [...]

Starting Down the RESTORE Road

The Escambia County Commission started down a long road this morning. It is a road potentially paved with many millions in treasure. When the federal government arrives at a dollar amount for Clean Water Act fines levied against BP, the RESTORE Act has guaranteed a good chunk of that money will [...]

Marco Rubio named Dirty Air Villain

WASHINGTON (September 12, 2012) – A total of 193 House members and 39 Senators are rated as “Dirty Air Villains” in a new analysis by the NRDC Action Fund published today on the website www.WhoVotesDirty.org and released with Environment America. In the House, 99 members are rated as [...]

New Coastkeeper hired

The Emerald Coastkeeper, Inc. Board of Directors has selected Sava Varazo to be its new Coastkeeper. Varazo is a scientist that has 35 years environmental experience working with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Escambia County Water Quality & Land Management Division. He [...]

Beach Clean Up

Grab your gloves and garbage bags, it’s that time of year again. Volunteers will soon descend on local beaches in an effort to clear them of trash. The Escambia County Marine Resources, along with the state and national park services and Ocean Conservancy, is hosting an annual coastal cleanup [...]

Local habitat restoration project can win $50K with your vote

A Pensacola-based non-profit, Southern Eco Restoration Projects, is one of 51 finalists in the running to win up to $50,000 in funding as part of Tom’s of Maine’s “50 States for Good” program. The resources would go to support their Emerald Coast Shoreline Restoration to plant 10,000 trees [...]

Landshark Lager co-sponsors beach cleanup, paddleboarding and concert

Landshark Lager co-sponsors beach cleanup, paddleboarding and concert

Landshark Lager is partnering with Ocean Conservancy in support of the organization’s International Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 15 in Pensacola. The annual effort, now in its 27th year, encourages people to reduce their own trash impact and volunteer to clean up our coastlines, rivers and [...]

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