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SRIA asks for $24.4 million in RESTORE Act funds

September 7, 2012

By Shelby Smithey… Beach re-nourishment and construction of a new boardwalk are among the six projects the Santa Rosa Island Authority decided on Wednesday that it would submit for funding from the RESTORE Act. Totaling $24.4…

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Preparing for RESTORE

August 23, 2012

County commissioners Grover Robinson and Gene Valentino reported to the board this morning on their venture to the Florida Association of Counties meeting last week. One topic of discussion during the Panama City Beach meeting was…

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Still Finding BP’s Oil

August 17, 2012

As officials begin to consider how they might spend eventual RESTORE Act money, the impact of BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is still being felt on local beaches. Escambia County currently logs…

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June 27, 2012

Press Release: Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL-01), today announced that an agreement was reached to include the provisions of the RESTORE Act in the Transportation Reauthorization bill. The RESTORE Act language would require a significant portion of…

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Deal tying BP fines to bill closer

June 27, 2012

Times-Picayune reports today that Senate and House negotiators are nearing agreement on a two-year transportation bill that includes key components of legislation that would funnel billions of dollars in fines from the 2010 BP oil spill…

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BP fines may generate jobs

June 8, 2012

Mather Economics released on Tuesday its report on the economic impact associated with wetland restoration and risk mitigation spending in the Gulf Coast Region, if the BP fine money is allowed to help the Gulf Coast…

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Recruiting clean-up workers for health study

May 23, 2012

Two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, some cleanup workers and volunteers have raised questions about their health. Yesterday, Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin,a native of Mobile, Ala., issued…