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Escambia EOC Update June 24

Escambia Disaster Response - Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Thursday, June 24, 4:45 p.m. - Update #53 (Day 66 of the oil spill response) * Report tar or oiled debris on the beach 1-877-389-8932 or #DEP from a cell phone. * DO NOT TOUCH oiled or injured wildlife. Report your finding to [...]

Health Dept rescinds health advisory

News media -- The health department is RESCINDING the current health advisory for the area listed below. This is a highly dynamic situation varying by tide, current, and wind changes/direction and we expect to frequently give and rescind advisories along our beaches. Please see details in the news [...]

Is this the best BP can do?

Is this the best BP can do?

BP is one of the largest corporations in the world. They've told us that they have their best and brightest minds on this. They asked for all our help and ideas in early May at the community meetings. We were told to volunteer. We were told that they would make this right. We told that they would [...]

Listener Group Poll says 76% dissatisfied with BP effort

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: According to a recent survey of 2,086 voters conducted by The Listener Group, 82% of the Florida panhandle residents are unsatisfied with the federal government while 76% are unsatisfied with the efforts of BP. However, when asked about their local government’s handling [...]

Beach Update June 24

Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Update Thursday, June 24 - 11:30 a.m. - Update #21 If you see tar or oiled debris on the beach. DO NOT PICK IT UP. Report it to 1-877-389-8932 (new number) or #DEP from a cell phone. DO NOT TOUCH OILED OR INJURED WILDLIFE. Report it to 1-866-557-1401. [...]

Buzz: Oil On Sound Beaches

We're hearing there is significant oil coating the shorelines within the Sound. Kayaks and other rented vessels from local beach resorts have been coming onshore covered in layers.

Should Salazar Be Canned?

Despite much talk of removing Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar in recent weeks, he still has some support—particularly in his former stomping grounds of Colorado. http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20100624/OPINION/6240333/1048

Buzz: Locals want to expand BP presence in Bayou Chico

A local company, Bayou Chico Properties, LLC, will be approaching the Pensacola City Council tonight about letting BP expand its operations to their property on Bayou Chico (the old Runyan Shipyard). The property was once to be redeveloped into commercial and residential. It has been abandoned for [...]

Do you see it, too?

Every time a BP exec comes to Pensacola whatever he says "blows up" the next day. Vessels of Opportunity: They brag about how they are putting fishermen to work. My investigation revealed that they signed up sailboats and ski boats. Claims: They brag about how claim has been denied and that [...]

More photos: Pensacola Beach June 23

More photos: Pensacola Beach June 23

These photos are from Kim Carmichael, a professional photographer that was helped us see what is really happening. I've started to wonder if I should add the year to my titles. Mr. Suttles and Mr. Hayward, when will Pensacola Beach get its life back? Kim sent me this note with the photos: Note [...]

Buzz: BP fails Pensacola Beach

On the day the Pensacola News Journal gives front-page coverage to BP exec Doug Suttles, who assures readers that there is no oil near the shores of Pensacola Beach, the beach is covered with oil. There was a complete breakdown in communication, yet again, from BP and the Unified Command Center [...]

LeMieux is upset about Pensacola Beach

Senator LeMieux speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate about a recent report that oil is washing ashore Pensacola Beach, FL. LeMieux is outraged that most of this oil washing ashore could have been prevented with more skimmers working in the Gulf of Mexico.

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