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‘Environment’ Archives

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 [...]

Green-Up Begins Annual Crepe Myrtle Sale

Green-Up Santa Rosa, the non-profit nursery located at 6758 Park Ave in Milton, will begin it's 18th Annual Crepe Myrtle Sale on Friday, May 31. The sale will feature a wide variety of colors of one of the hardiest, summer blooming plants on the gulf coast. All one gallon crepes will be priced at [...]

RESTORE Council Coming to Town

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council recently released an initial draft of the Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy, along with a draft environmental assessment. A meeting in Pensacola next week kicks off a public input tour, prior to the release of a final [...]

Viewpoint: Think Cobia

By Michael Hoyt Williamson On April 2nd, an announcement was made in the local press that Mayor Ashton Hayward has successfully negotiated a deal to bring a salt-water fish hatchery to Pensacola. The hatchery is a joint venture between the Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute, the Florida Wildlife [...]

$58 Million for NRDA Projects

A number of Northwest Florida projects received funds today as part of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment process associated with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Here is a press release from the governor’s office, with a list of the restoration projects. press release: Today, [...]

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