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McCollum and Miller powerless, can only wail

June 7, 2010

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and Congressman Jeff Miller spoke today at the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center. McCollum had heard that 120 skimming vessels were headed to the Gulf of Mexico, only to be corrected…

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Now Crist asks for $100M from BP

June 7, 2010

On May 17, Gov. Charlie Crist had in his office BP CEO Tony Hayward. Instead of pressing for money for the oil clean-up, the Florida governor only got $25 million from the CEO —for tourism advertising,…

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Escambia Oil Update

June 7, 2010

From PIO Sonya Daniel: *Escambia Disaster Response* – Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill *Sunday, June 6 – 5:30 p.m. – Update #37* * If you see tar or oiled debris on the beach, *DO NOT PICK IT…

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My Press Conference Pledge

June 7, 2010

From now on, I will do my best to attend every EOC press conference. I will be just as aggressive as I was yesterday–asking direct questions and holding elected officials and BP accountable for their statements…

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Where was BP at 4:30 press conference?

June 7, 2010

At the Sunday, June 6, 4:30 pm press conference, BP had no representative. I asked Commissioners Gene Valentino and Kevin White, “Shouldn’t BP be a part of this press conference since that are actually responsible for…

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News: Should beaches be closed?

June 7, 2010

The Associated Press spent a significant part of yesterday’s press conferences focusing on whether our beaches should be closed. The Pensacola New Journal used some of the AP coverage for their article today on that issue.…

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Is BP punishing Charter Boat leaders?

June 7, 2010

One of my sources for my article on the Vessels of Opportunity for The Daily Beast was Scott Robson, president of the Destin Charter Boat Association. Robson is also the captain that took Gov. Charlie Crist…

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BP hires unemployed to work beaches

June 6, 2010

Actual Press Release [I kid you not]: Date June 5, 2010 MOBILE, Ala. – The Unified Command in Mobile announced today the first deployment of the Qualified Community Responder (QCR) program that will put unemployed individuals…