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BP tar balls still washing on to Escambia County beaches

BP tar balls still washing on to Escambia County beaches

On the day after the fourth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, Florida Department of Environmental Protection collected 439 tar balls on area beaches. That was just one day by one person. Read BP & The Real State of the Gulf – Pollution Report for Monday, April 21, 2014.

BP and Coast Guard halt last of the shoreline cleanup operations

BP and Coast Guard halt last of the shoreline cleanup operations

Sunday, April 20 is the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Yesterday, BP sent out a press release that said the U.S. Coast Guard has ended patrols and operations in Louisiana. Similar operations ended in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi in June 2013. “Reaching this [...]

Remembering the BP oil spill

Remembering the BP oil spill

CNN national correspondent David Mattingly recently visited Pensacola to talk about his reporting on 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill. He spent more time on the Gulf Coast during the disaster than any other national correspondent and created dozens of reports detailing the events and people involved. [...]

BP wins bids for Gulf of Mexico blocks

BP wins bids for Gulf of Mexico blocks

Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency lifted its ban on BP, the British oil giant wins big in the latest auction for oil and gas block in the Gulf of Mexico. The Wall Street Journal reports "BP was the high bidder on 24 oil and gas blocks offshore out of 31 properties it [...]

BP pays Walton County $7.6 million

BP pays Walton County $7.6 million

The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that Walton County has received $7.6 million from BP due to recently negotiated settlement in its three-year lawsuit regarding the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill . The County Commission has received a check for $3,356,219.14 and the Tourist Development [...]

Merrill appointed by Gov. Scott to RESTORE board

Merrill appointed by Gov. Scott to RESTORE board

Governor Rick Scott announced yesterday six appointments to the Gulf Consortium. The one most familiar to Pensacola is Collier Merrill, president of the Merrill Land Co. and chairman of Visit Pensacola, Inc. The Gulf Consortium was created in October 2012 by Inter-local Agreement among [...]

Important BP meeting today for people with disabilities and other under-represented persons

Important BP meeting today for people with disabilities and other under-represented persons

The Center for Independent Living Disability Resource Center invites people with disabilities and other under-represented persons or groups to a discussion on how they can fully participate in the process that will determine how millions of dollars from the BP oil disaster will be used in our [...]

INYR interview with Brent Coon on BP claims

INYR interview with Brent Coon on BP claims

On IN Your Head Radio, I interviewed Texas attorney Brent Coon on BP, how it has dealt with disasters in the past and on the latest developments with BP claims settlements. Listen here.

Tar balls still being found on Pensacola Beach

Tar balls still being found on Pensacola Beach

FDEP personnel Dominic Marcanio and Joey Whibbs conducted on Jan. 31 post-response monitoring surveys in Escambia County, Florida, with a focus in the Fort Pickens area. A total of 328 tar balls were collected during their survey, amounting to nearly two pounds removed from these sections of [...]

BP has new target to avoid paying claims

BP has new target to avoid paying claims

BP has found a new target to avoid paying claims resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster: court-appointed administrator Patrick Juneau. Juneau evaluates the compensation claims. BP wants Federal Judge Carl Barbier to tighten his standards used for paying claims, asserting that some [...]

Important BP meeting for people with disabilities and other underrepresented persons

Important BP meeting for people with disabilities and other underrepresented persons

The Center for Independent Living Disability Resource Center invites people with disabilities and other underrepresented persons or groups to a discussion on how they can fully participate in the process that will determine how millions of dollars from the BP oil disaster will be used in our [...]

Hayward uses Upwords newsletter to challenge WEAR TV report on fish hatchery

Hayward uses Upwords newsletter to challenge WEAR TV report on fish hatchery

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward's thin skin was exposed again this week when he used his office's digital newsletter to go after Jan. 2 report that aired on WEAR TV that questioned the fish hatchery the mayor's wants to have built on the city's waterfront next to the Community Maritime Park. The [...]

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