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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 [...]

Outtakes #5: How Do You Like Us Now

Outtakes #5: How Do You Like Us Now

Last year, Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson blasted the local media declaring we were the worst enemy of the county. Most of his ire was directed at the Pensacola News Journal for their coverage of his alleged involvement in the personnel decisions at the county’s equestrian center, [...]

Cleanup crews picked up 4.6 million lbs. of BP oil and tar balls this year

Cleanup crews picked up 4.6 million lbs. of BP oil and tar balls this year

Gulf Coast Cleanup In Numbers 4.6 million pounds — oily material collected from Gulf Coast shoreline in 2013 106,465 tons — total oily material collected from Gulf Coast shoreline since Deepwater Horizon exploded in 2010 55 miles — shoreline in active cleanup response in Dec. 2013 4,377 [...]

Hatchery one step closer to reality

Hatchery one step closer to reality

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel Vinyard announced yesterday in Panama City that several Florida Panhandle counties are slated for about $90 million worth of early restoration projects to address areas impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil-spill. A total of 28 [...]

No fraud at BP claim center in Mobile, Ala.

BP charged last month that it had evidence of fraud at the claims office in Mobile, Ala. David Welker, a former FBI supervisor hired by claims administrator Patrick Junea, said in a letter last week that his investigation found no evidence of fraud in any of the claims handled by the employee, who [...]

RESTORE meeting theme: environmental and economic sustainability

RESTORE meeting theme: environmental and economic sustainability

By Jessica Forbes During Monday’s meeting of the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee, the committee heard from three experts in cultural and environmental specialties and continued to discuss the mechanics of the eventual application and evaluation process for local projects seeking [...]

Australian version of 60 Minutes looks at the health catastrophe caused by BP using dispersants in 2010 (Video)

Australian version of 60 Minutes looks at the health catastrophe caused by BP using dispersants in 2010 (Video)

In the summer of 2010, BP used Corexit oil dispersants to make the catastrophe look less severe, but little was known at the time about the long-term environmental effects of the chemicals used. Subsequent studies have shown that the chemicals increased the toxicity of the spill by as much as 52 [...]

The Endless List of BP Crimes (VIDEO)

Last weekend, I did an interview for Ring of Fire on the BP spin machine. The corporate-controlled media has let BP off the hook, not just for their crimes in the Gulf of Mexico, but for their crimes all over the country. But we aren’t willing to give the company a free pass for killing [...]

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