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Bridge loan program activated at 7-week mark

June 8, 2010

Press Release: Governor Crist Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Businesses Affected by Gulf Oil Spill ~Program provides $5 million in short-term funds to help small businesses in designated impact counties~ TALLAHASSEE – In an effort…

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City hires Hatch Mott

June 8, 2010

Mayor Mike Wiggins announced at the June 7, 4:30 p.m press conference at the EOC that the City has hired Hatch Mott MacDonald to monitor BP’s Bayou Chico boom containment operation. The contract was signed yesterday,…

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Why only $5000?

June 8, 2010

Yesterday, Lucia Bustamonte become the first BP representative to answer questions at an EOC press conference. I asked her how do BP come up with $5000 as the threshold for quick claim processing? The charter boat…

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Another leak in the Gulf? (video)

June 8, 2010

Pilot Tom Hutchings, who lives in Fairhope, Ala. and has been featured on NPR, has a new YouTube video of what he found near another oil rig, Ocean Saratoga. It points to how little we know…

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Casino Beach is clear

June 8, 2010

Walked Casino Beach, which is the area by the main public parking lot on Pensacola Beach, at 6 a.m. this morning. I could find no tarballs. It was a remarkable improvement over Saturday, June 5. There…

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Game of Three Questions

June 8, 2010

On May 26, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson sent a letter to Liz Castro about the Bayou Chico Staging Area. It was hand delivered to her at BP’s Government St. office. Robinson asked for three things:…

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CBC NEWS – Power & Politics with Evan Solomon

June 7, 2010

I am on Canadian Broadcast Corp.’s version of the PBS NewsHour – Power & Politics with Evan Solomon. The segment was taped on Pensacola Beach this afternoon. It’s under Featured Videos on http://www.cbc.ca/politics/. [at 1:29:00 mark]…

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Latest Escambia EOC update

June 7, 2010

Escambia Disaster Response – Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Monday, June 7 – 5:00 p.m. – Update #38 * If you see tar or oiled debris on the beach, DO NOT PICK IT UP. Report it to…

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“Keep your voice loud”

June 7, 2010

Pensacola City Councilman Sam Hall shared this email with me: To My Fellow Elected Officials: My name is Stuart Guey and I am a member of the Plaquemines Parish Council. I wanted to take a moment…