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Perception To Reality

June 10, 2010

by Sean Boone, Jen Bullock and Rick Outzen Oil Greets Businesses, Wildlife In Panhandle The sound of squawking gulls and churning water fills the air. Breaking waves sprinkle the ocean landscape. It’s like most summer days…

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Pool report: Clean up workers

June 10, 2010

From Miami Herald reporter who was allowed to attend yesterday’s pool media event: Your pool met Lucia Bustamante, community outreach director for BP, by the Navarre Beach Pier at 7 a.m. CDT. There were no visible…

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Buzz: Where was DEP in Mobile

June 10, 2010

The State of Florida has 22 people, from the Department of Environmental Protection, at the Unified Command in Mobile. Why didn’t they notify Escambia County and their bosses in Tallahassee about the oil in Perdido Pass?…

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Problem on Alabama side of Key

June 10, 2010

Spoke last night with Commissioner Gene Valentino who drove late yesterday an ATV on the beach from Perdido Pass to Eden Condominiums. He said that the Alabama side had “dinner table size” mats of oil mousse…

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Additional Boom Closures & Tar Ball Sighting

June 9, 2010

Escambia County Press Release: Boom will be deployed in the following three areas: Davenport Bayou Star Lake Palafox Marina Absorbent boom is being placed along the protective boom in the following locations reported earlier this evening:…

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PATH CALLS ON DOJ TO BRING SUIT AGAINST BP

June 9, 2010

Press Release: As Wildlife Death Tolls Climbs, PATH Inc., Calls On US Department of Interior and US Department of Justice To Take Action To Save Wildlife People Protecting Animals & Their Habitats – PATH Inc. –…

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Perdido Pass closed

June 9, 2010

Escambia County officials have confirmed that USCG Captain of the Port for Sector Mobile authorized the closure of Perdido Pass at 5:30 p.m. today, June 9.…

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BP apologizes for pool media

June 9, 2010

Lucia Bustamante, BP spokesman, apologized for how the media event was handled today. “I didn’t mean that you weren’t to be invited. Our contractor was told to have the media decide who would be in the…

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Complete communication breakdown

June 9, 2010

Escambia County and the Florida DEP did not learn about oil breaching the Alabama booming system at Perdido Pass. It was until the 3:30 p.m. statewide conference call that officials learned from the Mobile Unified Command…