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Revenge of the BP Barbies

August 8, 2013

In the weeks after Deepwater Horizon explosion in April 2010, but before the oil and tar balls began washing ashore, BP sent out into the coastal communities of the Gulf Coast an army of young, female…

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BP wants to suspend claims, sets up hot line

July 17, 2013

BP asked a federal judge late Tuesday to order that all payments from its Gulf oil spill civil settlement be suspended until an independent investigation by former FBI Director Louis Freeh of the claims administrator’s office…

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RESTORE Committee Outlined

March 12, 2013

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…

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Escambia’s RESTORE Rethink

December 6, 2012

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…

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Did BP throw its workers under the bus with settlement

November 19, 2012

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…