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Sand mystery solved somewhat

Sand mystery solved somewhat

According to Buck Lee who spoke with my investigator, no sand has been brought onto island. What was brought today was bohemian rock which looks like sand. This material is used to sit heavy equipment on. Like the front loaders used for the clean up. It will be removed eventually. The rock was [...]

Johnson Beach Pics

Johnson Beach Pics

Yesterday evening I was out at Johnson Beach taking a few snaps of the oil that had washed up earlier in the day. Workers had cleared much of the high tide line near the main parking area, but had not reached areas further east. It seems the high tide oil pools are beginning to be the norm, [...]

County didn’t order dump trucks

We've checked with county officials. They didn't order the dump trucks or sand.The only thing the county has done is request specs for sand for the future. The lack of communication and lack of local control is staggering. This is a "Ponies & Balloons" show.

Upset over road graders on the beach

I was sent this email: I just got back in town. Who's bright idea was it to use Road graders on the beach?! BP's, the State? Who? Really? I am sure you agree, this is terrible! It's bad enough the wave surge pushes the chunks of caramel like petroleum product in the ground deeper, why in [...]

Beach Update: June 29

Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Update Tuesday, June 29 - 10:00 a.m. - Update #26 * Weather- Temperatures are expected to be near 88 degrees with winds from the southeast. Chance of rain is 70 percent. Thundershowers are impacting cleanup efforts both on the beaches and in the water. For [...]

Buzz: Dump trucks on Pensacola Beach

Just got this email: "Headed to PC for a mediation. Just passed 6 dumptrucks headed out to Pcola Beach. " If anyone is out there, please take photos and send to us. If they are covering up tar balls so that VP Biden won't see the tainted sand when he flies over it, this could be huge.

Town Hall Meeting Oil Spill Legal Guidance

Press Release: Wednesday, June 30 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. WSRE Amos Studio 1000 College Blvd. PJC Main Campus OPEN TO THE PUBLIC NO COST- NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED Because many people have questions about the legal issues associated with the Deepwater Horizon/BP Oil Spill in the [...]

Sorry, Joe

IN will not attend the VP Joe Biden's press conference. We are tired of the photo ops and empty statements of encouragement. For some reason, Tuesday has become the official "Visit Pensacola" day for BP execs and federal officials. President Obama, BP COO Doug Suttles and now VP Biden. Tony [...]

Photos of oil at Ft. Pickens gate, June 28

Photos of oil at Ft. Pickens gate, June 28

From Kim Carmichael: "I'm at the last parking lot before the ft pickens gate. The amount of oil in the water is substantial."

County gets form letter on BP claim

This is so classic BP. ESIS is the contractor responsible for handling all the claims for BP. The little ones are done locally, the larger ones are sent to Hammond, La. Today Escambia County got a letter from Harold Windham of the BP Claims Processing Center saying: "To date, we have not [...]

Updated Beach Health Advisory

Press Release Effective immediately, in response to a report by the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center of extensive oil sheen, oil mousse and tar balls, the Escambia County (FL) Health Department is issuing a health advisory for the following beach waters in Escambia [...]

Buzz: BP could stop county flyovers and water testing

We have heard the BP has notified county officials that it will not reimburse the county for the cost of using the Escambia County Sheriff's helicopters to flyover area water or for testing water quality. The BP arguments are that these are duplicate efforts. Florida Wildlife & Conservation has [...]

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