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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…

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Where’s the Oil Coming From?

October 15, 2012

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…

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New Claims Czar visits Pensacola

October 10, 2012

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…

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Commission on Oil Spill Response

October 1, 2012

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson will be heading to Walton County Wednesday for a meeting of the Florida Commission on Oil Spill Response Coordination. The commission is charged with identifying potential changes to state and federal…

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More RESTORE Planning

September 17, 2012

With the promise of RESTORE Act money on the eventual horizon, the Escambia County Commission today further discussed the process of divvying up the funds. “I find if you have clear rules at the beginning, it…