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BP Now Spending $100 Million Each Day

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that BP is now spending more than $100 million per day on Gulf Coast cleanup efforts. http://blogs.wsj.com/source/2010/06/28/bps-spending-on-gulf-oil-spill-hits-100-million-a-day/

Photos from Hands Across The Sand

Photos from Hands Across The Sand

Photos are courtesy of Brad Davidson, notice the inconsistency in the color of the sand:

News: Relief well ready in 18 days

Bloomberg reports: "BP may complete within two and a half weeks the first of two relief wells aimed at ending the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the London-based Times reported. The relief well is within 200 horizontal feet of the ruptured one and is being guided toward it by means of electromagnetic [...]

Beach Update: June 28

Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Update Monday, June 28 - 11:00 a.m. - Update #25 * Weather- Temperatures continue to be in the 90s. Winds will be from the south southeast. Chance of rain is 60 percent. Thundershowers are impacting cleanup efforts both on the beaches and in the water. For [...]

Are you getting sick?

I've been receiving numerous emails and phone calls about people getting severe headaches, nosebleeds and sinus problems. People who have swam in the gulf have developed rashes. What are you hearing, seeing and feeling?

Write EPA about dispersants

From Chasidy Hobbs, Emerald Coastkeeper: I wrote to you yesterday about a plan to get dispersants off EPA's approved list of means of dealing with an oil spill. Write your letters TODAY! A postcard will due, just be sure it is hand written! Pass this email to everyone you know. Help us get 1 [...]

Open letter from Lucy “LuLu” Buffett

Dear coastal inhabitants everywhere and all who know the joy of putting their toes in the ocean: I can’t remember when we have had a lovelier spring along the Gulf Coast. In recent years, we have gone from crisp, clear mornings in February to tropical 90s temps by mid-March. But this year, [...]

DRAFT AGENDA- Governor Crist’s Oil Spill Economic Recovery Task Force Meeting

Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: The University of West Florida Conference Center 11000, Building # 22 Address: 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, Florida 32514 June 30 Economic Recovery Task Force Draft Agenda 9 AM (CDT): Welcome 9:15 AM [...]

City on Fire in the Gulf

Washington Post: Dead ahead through the helicopter windshield, it appears like a mirage at the hazy horizon: a city in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. A city on fire....read more.

News: Buffet concert coming together

The Mobile Press Register has a good article on behind the scene of Thursday's Jimmy Buffet concert in Gulf Shores. More than 1 million people sought the 22,500 free tickets that were snapped up in an instant through Ticketmaster, and beach rental companies are dangling another 12,500 tickets as [...]

News: Okaloosa Co. gets Doobies and $2M

Daily News reports that more than 4,000 people attended Rock the Beach, with the Doobie Brothers (read more). Also BP have agreed to pay Okaloosa County $2 million to help cover the costs of the county’s oil-protection plan for the Destin Pass (read more).

BP could hire Escambia County

The AP reports that BP is considering James Witt, the former FEMA director under Pres. Clinton, to help with community relations. (Read more). John Temperilli of James Lee Witt Associates has been advising Escambia County on this oil disaster since May.

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