My sources tell me that an advance team from the Secret Service was on Pensacola Beach yesterday. The buzz is that President Barack Obama may be coming here. Calls to county officials found none of them had been notified of a presidential visit...yet.
British Petroleum has blocked the media from seeing the damage their crude oil has done to that he 1,700-acre home to fish, shrimp, and crab nurseries. Even the oil continues to poor on the shore there, BP and its contractor ES&H have reduced the number of cleanup workers from 110 to about [...]
One of the most frustrating aspects of covering the BP oil disaster is getting accurate numbers on the marine and wildlife killed by the 21 million gallons of crude oil that has been spewing from Deepwater Horizon. BP will tell us many people and boats are involved in the cleanup and [...]
I spoke yesterday with Congressman Kendrick Meek, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. Meek was in New York City and had just finished an interview on MSNBC, where he talked about the BP oil disaster. We talked about the mismanagement of the Vessels of Opportunity program and the lack of [...]
From Beast Corps correspondent Franklin Hayes: As the largest potential economic disaster loomed in the Gulf of Mexico just a few miles off the coast of Pensacola Beach, the Sunshine State’s sitting Governor addressed reporters gathered in Escambia County’s Emergency Operations Center [...]
From Slate's Big Money website: The massive mess from the BP oil spill has turned into an opportunity for several businesses. Whether they’re polishing their images by helping out or rushing to fill the niche demands of the cleanup, these companies may manage to extract a profit from the [...]
According to the New York Daily News, BP rejected a request from Hollywood director James Cameron to look at new ways to use underwater machinery. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/06/03/2010-06-03_james_cameron_says_bp_turned_away_his_offer_to_help_with_gulf_oil_spill.html
From: Al Coby Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 2:19 PM To: City Council Cc: Directors Plus Subject: Oil Spill Update City Council, Below is the most recent oil spill information from the Escambia County EOC. In that the arrival of oil in the area is imminent and BP has ramped up [...]
Spoke with County Commissioner Grover Robinson. He is very frustrated with the lack of communication from BP and its Unified Command on its plans to clean up the beaches at Perdido Key and on Santa Rosa Island. "All I know is whoever they have working on the clean-up will not work past 3:45 [...]
From Santa Rosa County PIO Joy Tsubooka: A light oil sheen was reported by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approximately six miles from Navarre Pier today. The Coast Guard has sent a skimmer into the area; however, skimming is not very effective with light sheen. With [...]
Weather Channel will be at The Fish House at noon today. MSNBC will there between 2-4 p.m.
This text message was forwarded to me: I hope someone will take some initiative soon. The Coast Guard skimmer vessel also told Jerry they could not skim oil in the presence of sargasso weed. There is sargasso weed everywhere offshore beginning around 20 miles and stretching all over the loop [...]