BP has two major problems: 1) The oil sheen is now at the Pensacola Pass and shrimp boats are trying to skim it up with absorbent boom. 2) This health advisory: Effective immediately, in response to a report by the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center of numerous tar balls, the Escambia [...]
I received this email about this BP press conference: Four media outlets will provide recorded pool video, audio and information for an interview early Wednesday morning with BP's head of operations at the Bayou Chico facility, Pete Benson. Mr. Benson will meet these four media outlets (Miami [...]
President Obama will visit Miss., Ala., Fla. on Mon-Tue.
Buzz: Patches of oil mousse have been sighted at Perdido Key. Not verified. Between Eden and Indigo.
The Florida Today reports that the BP spill could cost the state as many as 195,000 jobs and $10.9 billion in economic activity. http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20100608/BREAKINGNEWS/100608009/1006/NEWS01/UCF+economist+calculates+oil-spill+losses
We have reports that BP clean-up workers are being harassed when they take breaks in the 90+ degree heat. Some were reportedly even pulled off the beach. The EOC reports some of these workers have been on the beach since 5:30 a.m. Yesterday a reporter was arrested and charged with battery for [...]
I asked County Commissioner Grover Robinson what would BP needs to do make it right---as they claim they will do in their ads. “If they were going to make it right, they would begin right now asking what are the resources we need," said Commissioner Robinson. "They’ve been here five days. [...]
The Washington Post is reporting that BP CEO Tony Hayward will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee next week . http://voices.washingtonpost.com/economy-watch/2010/06/bp_ceo_tony_hayward_to_testify.html
Press Release: Jeff Greene Calls On BP To Invest $100 Million A Year For 10 Years In Escrow Account For Florida Reparation Due To Gulf Oil Spill Funds to Aid with environmental clean up, economic recovery, public health issues and alternative energy PENSACOLA, FL – On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, [...]
An email from a reader: On Friday, I heard that the oil had started washing onshore, although in little, tiny, round droplets. At first, only the most discerning beachcomer's eye could pick them out. Yet, their shiny, black, glistening "just poured asphalt" sheen gave them away. No matter the [...]
While BP continues to use toxic dispersants to break apart oil from the Deep Horizon spill, many companies are stepping up to other solutions—to no avail. One company is Houston-based Planet Resource Recovery, Inc., which hopes to use a compound called PetroLuxus to separate the oil and water, [...]
Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson was visibly upset today over British Petroleum not approving sand sifters for Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. He said that yesterday the Santa Rosa Island Authority held a demonstration for BP of the equipment, but the County had not heard back on [...]
At today's press conference, BP spokesperson Lucia Bustamante said that all claims were being paid within seven days of being filed. We need actual stories about claims. I've several fishermen that have told me something very different. If all claims are being paid in seven days, then we don't have [...]
Email from Kimberly Davion: Hi Rick! This is Kimberly Davion. I wanted to share a story with you on a project that I have coordinated through a national handmade non-profit group. This Project is beginning to get the attention of several US media outlets. I have a phone interview tomorrow for [...]