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BP wants to suspend claims, sets up hot line

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 is concluded. Read more. Also Raw Story reports that BP has set up [...]

Commissioner Robinson featured by Florida Trend

Florida Trend magazine has interview with Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson, who is also the chairman of the Gulf Consortium which represents 23 Florida gulf coast counties slated to receive millions of dollars in compensation for damages resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil [...]

Interview: Dr. E. Faye Williams, National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women

Interview: Dr. E. Faye Williams, National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women

By Jessica Forbes Dr. E. Faye Williams, National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women, visited Pensacola last weekend as part of her work to raise awareness of the number of unpaid claims and the continuing impacts of the 2010 BP Oil Spill. Williams’ visit to Pensacola for the [...]

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 [...]

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