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RESTORE Committee Outlined

During this week’s Escambia County Commission Committee of the Whole, the board will discuss the RESTORE Act advisory committee’s purpose and role. The following is an informational sheet included in the agenda packet. March 14, 2013 Committee of the Whole Agenda Item #4 RESTORE Advisory [...]

Escambia’s RESTORE Rethink

Escambia’s RESTORE Rethink

Though it wasn’t on this morning’s agenda, the post-November incarnation of the Escambia County Commission—officially meeting for the first time—began discussing the “revamping” of the yet-to-be formed RESTORE Act advisory committee. “I have some real reservations with the current [...]

Did BP throw its workers under the bus with settlement

Did BP throw its workers under the bus with settlement

Boston Globe columnist Juliette Kayyem thinks so. Concurrent criminal charges were filed against three BP employees, two of them supervisors on the rig. "The company’s plea arrangement leaves the three defendants alone — as villains or perhaps as scapegoats — to fend for themselves," [...]

Rep. Miller Assessing BP Settlement

Rep. Miller Assessing BP Settlement

Rep. Jeff Miller’s (R-Fla.) chief of staff said this afternoon that the congressman was still assessing the recently announced $4.5 billion settlement with BP over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but that he did not think it pertained to money associated with the RESTORE [...]

BP’s Early Restoration Dollars, Round Two

The public will have the opportunity tonight to review and comment on a recently released plan from the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees. The plan outlines the second round of projects slated to receive funding from a $1 billion BP fund dedicated to early restoration in [...]

Grover and the Governor

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson will be in Tallahassee tomorrow. He’s looking to meet with Florida Gov. Rick Scott. “My hope is to meet with the governor’s office late afternoon,” the commissioner said. Robinson wants to speak with Scott regarding the as-of-yet unrealized [...]

BP Settlement Should Happen in Public Forum, say Environmentalists

By Stephanie Carroll Carson, Florida News Connection TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It's a waiting game as BP oil company executives and federal officials meet to discuss the settlement amount the company will have to pay as a result of the Gulf oil spill that leaked an estimated 4.1 million gallons of oil [...]

BP: ‘Cofferdam’ is ‘Probable Source’

After three days of inspecting the Macondo well, BP has announced that the current oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico is likely due to the ‘cofferdam’—a 86-ton dome used in one of the company’s failed containment attempts. “The latest survey marks the third time since the Macondo well was [...]

Congressmen Want BP’S Sheen Specifics

Two members of the U.S. Congress have requested that BP turn over all information pertaining to the current oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil company is currently investigating the source of a sheen that appeared in mid-September at the site of the 2010 oil spill. Reps. Ed Markey [...]

Where’s the Oil Coming From?

For more than a month, a persistent oil sheen has been seen in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. After positively linking the oil to BP’s Macondo well, federal officials have suggested the oil is escaping from drilling wreckage on the gulf’s floor, but a [...]

New Claims Czar visits Pensacola

By Shelby Smithey... The looming opt-out date for people who have submitted a claim under the class settlement against BP was on the forefront of discussion during a forum today at Pensacola State College with BP claims administrator Patrick Juneau. Already extended once from Oct. 1 to Nov. [...]

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 [...]

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