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City Attorney memo: City Council has some control over BP boom ops

City Attorney memo: City Council has some control over BP boom ops

Pensacola City Attorney Rusty Wells has sent the City Council a memo, "Pensacola-Based Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Cleanup Measures," that while the City can't stop BP from setting up its boom cleaning operations in Bayou Chico, it can require a surety or cash bond from BP to cover any cleanup [...]

FLRA launches Coast is Clear campaign

FLRA launches Coast is Clear campaign

While Gov. Crist plays politics and misses the opportunity to help Gulf Coast businesses on this four-day weekend and WEAR/Sinclair offers a too little-too late promo campaign with its sister stations, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) this week unveiled a marketing campaign [...]

WEAR TV will promote clean beaches next week

WEAR TV will promote clean beaches next week

Press release from WEAR TV: WEAR ABC 3 TO SPREAD THE WORD THAT OUR BEACHES ARE CLEAN AND CLEAR Pensacola, FL –WEAR ABC 3 is going to help get the word out that our beaches are clear and there's no OIL. On Wednesday, June 2, the Channel 3 News Team will put together a story telling [...]

Buzz: Crist drops match requirement

Buzz: Crist drops match requirement

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist may be rethinking his plans for spending the $25 million that BP gave the state for tourism advertising. A memorandum of understanding has been drafted for the Governor that will give Escambia County $1.4 million for tourism marketing. There will be no “matching funds" [...]

Emotions run high, Anybody seen Miller?

Rep. Charlie Melancon gets emotional while talking about the impact of the Gulf oil spill on his state.

Three Little Pigs, Friday roundup

Three Little Pigs, Friday roundup

Montreal Gazette: "According to Florida publisher Rick Outzen, writing in the dailybeast.com.." Read more Notes from Grumpy Old Man (not C.C. Elebash): Obama Doctrine - "This is a story about the Three Little Pigs. A lot of dead oil workers. And British Petroleum." - Rick Outzen Read more. [...]

Uncensored photos of BP oil disaster

Uncensored photos of BP oil disaster

From Michael O'Donovan: I had the privilege to fly today from Gulf Shores out to the BP well site, over the Mississippi delta, and coastal islands with Dr Steven Smith and Dr Enin Sisskin, who I served on the board of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. For over three hours we observed the [...]

BP: “We have not stopped the flow.”

BP: “We have not stopped the flow.”

We may have spoken too soon. Operation Top Kill could take 24-48 more hours before we know if it has worked. In the top kill maneuver, a 30,000-horsepower engine aboard a ship injected heavy drill liquids (called "mud") into the well pushing the oil and natural gas back down the well. Once the [...]

Crist withholds funds for Panhandle

Crist withholds funds for Panhandle

Gov. Charlie Crist will be on Pensacola Beach tomorrow for an appearance on Fox & Friends around 7:15 a.m. Shortly after that national TV appearance, Crist will announce that none of the $25 million that BP is giving the state for tourism will come to Escambia County... unless the county matches [...]

BP Protest Downtown

About 30 people showed up for a scheduled protest of BP in Plaza Ferdinand. The group known as Hear Our Voice To Save Our Coast, carried signs and wore shirts that expressed frustration with the oil company’s handling of the recent oil spill. Some slogans read: “Do it right or get out of the [...]

New plume found 20 miles off Mobile Bay

New plume found 20 miles off Mobile Bay

Washington Post is reporting University of South Florida researchers have found a new huge plume underwater that is northeast of the Deepwater Horizon rig. It's made up of dissolved oil (i.e. disperants, thanks BP and Congressman Miller) and is about six miles wide, and extends from the surface [...]

Bayou Seafood OK For Now

Bayou Seafood OK For Now

Today IN spoke with Cliff Hall, one of the owners of the New Orleans Fish House Inc., which distributes locally to seafood restaurants. Hall says that despite fishing closures in his area and across the western Gulf of Mexico due to the BP oil spill, they have not had any shortages of seafood [...]

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