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Public dollars to build stage for hotel???

Am I the only one who sees the insanity of using public dollars to build "an outdoor stage, with a video screen and all the bells and whistles" at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville Beach Hotel? A concert series on Pensacola Beach would be nice, but spending half a million dollars to enhance the [...]

Now Coast Guard wants to fix VoO

USCG Commander Joe Boudrow announced yesterday plans to form a working group to improve the Vessel of Opportunity Program (VoO) in Florida, which employs boat owners and their crews to help in the response across the Gulf. The Commander announced the working group after hearing concerns at a [...]

‘Sorry Ain’t Enough’

As BP sought to test whether a new capping device could fully control the oil gusher that the company and its partners created in the Gulf of Mexico seabed nearly three months ago, musicians from New Orleans responded with a song, “Sorry Ain’t Enough No More,” which can be downloaded free of [...]

Murzin Asking For Public Opinion On Drilling

State Rep. Dave Murzin (R-Pensacola) is asking his constituents how they feel about the proposed constitutional offshore drilling ban Governor Charlie Crist has recently endorsed. "Do the citizens of Florida feel there is a need to turn this into a constitutional issue?" asked Rep Murzin.  [...]

Chamber Candidate Forum

July 2010 Candidate Forums The Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of candidate forums in July 2010 to be moderated by Rick Outzen. The next candidate forum is July 20 which include candidates for Escambia County Commission Candidates include: County [...]

Hands Across Capitol Against Drilling

From Emerald Coastkeepers WHEN:    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 WHERE: The Capitol Courtyard (between the old and new Capitol) Tallahassee, FL TIME:     11:30 am EST Please join Crude Awakening,  Hands Across The Sand, The Florida Wildlife Federation, 1Sky Florida, and other [...]

BP Ties To Terrorist Release?

"A group of U.S. senators asked BP to stop all drilling operations in Libya and cooperate with an investigation into its possible involvement with the release of the Lockerbie Bomber, who has outlived his diagnosis of having just three months to live." Read Here

Relief wells had problems with blowout preventers, too

Relief wells had problems with blowout preventers, too

Reuters is reporting: In a 29-page memo to Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), U.S. Interior Secretary Ken said "performance problems" with the blowout preventers were found when new testing requirements were imposed after the [...]

Feds send BP bill – $99.7M

Feds send BP bill – $99.7M

The federal government has its fourth bill for $99.7 million to BP and other responsible parties for response and recovery operations relating to the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. This is the fourth bill the Administration has sent to date. BP and other responsible parties have paid the first [...]

Allen and Chu delay cap tests

Allen and Chu delay cap tests

From a press conference yesterday - Admiral Thad Allen, National Incident Commander: "Today I met with Secretary Chu, Marcia McNutt and other scientists and geologists as well as officials from BP and other industry representatives as we continue to prepare and review protocols for the well [...]

BP News Roundup: Crist fighting BP, Cash maybe ok

BP News Roundup: Crist fighting BP, Cash maybe ok

St. Pete Times reports Gov. Crist is supposedly battling BP over more money for advertising: "Two weeks ago, Crist asked BP for another $50 million. This time, the company said no. Crist is letting up on his request." Read more. NY Times thinks BP can handle the estimated $6 billion to [...]

Blues dissed by local officials

Blues dissed by local officials

I've had more than one complaint from business owners that attended the SRIA cocktail party for the Blue Angels and their wives on Friday, July 9 at the Hilton. First, the beach lifeguards were there and talked through most of the presentations. Second, the names and titles of the Blues were stated [...]

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