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Morning Beach Walk: June 5, 2010

Morning Beach Walk: June 5, 2010

I walked Pensacola Beach this morning around 6 a.m., wanting to see the beach before the cleanup crews arrived. TV vans lined the parking lot at Casino Beach, about dozen people were walking the beach. When I think of tarballs, I picture black golf-ball-size globs. The beach is dotted with brown [...]

From Coastkeeper: BP supervisor refuses to answer Q

From Coastkeeper: BP supervisor refuses to answer Q

Emerald Coastkeeper Chassidy Hobbs sent me this email about what she saw on Pensacola Beach: I started my morning out on Pensacola Beach documenting tar balls. About 5 today I was doing an interview with Waterkeeper Magazine around Avenida 16 when I saw 4 young men walking down the beach picking [...]

Update 35: Escambia Disaster Response – Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Update 35: Escambia Disaster Response – Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Escambia Disaster Response - Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Friday, June 4 - 5:30 p.m. - Update #35 * If you see tar or oiled debris on the beach, DO NOT PICK IT UP. Report it to 1-866-448-5816. * The beaches at Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key remain open. * Escambia County Board [...]

Photos from the pass

Photos from the pass

Kim Carmichael sent us these photos with a note: "I took these pics from the boat late today. These guys were laying this along the beach on the Gulf side near the Pass. Do you know what type of boom it is?" ----- ----- Oil moouse patch in Pensacola pass (taken from a iPhone):

Buzz: BP clean-up crew more interested in bikinis

Buzz: BP clean-up crew more interested in bikinis

We received several complaints that the dozen or so BP clean-up workers that were sent to Pensacola Beach were more interested in watching girls in bikinis than picking up tarballs. Here is one email: My friend lives between Ft. Pickens and Casino Beach. She just called to tell me that the [...]

Oil Workers Still Not Wearing Respirators

During a national press conference this afternoon, David Michaels of OSHA said spill clean-up workers are still not being advised to use respirators. “We are currently not recommending the use of respirators since it would require a great amount of work for being fitted and medical [...]

FWC Fishing Advisory

Press Release from FWC: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) advises anglers and boaters in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties in northwest Florida that oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill could soon reach coastal waters of these counties.  Oil [...]

Mack smacks blog

Councilmember and "Strong Mayor" wannabe Diane Mack is upset with me challenging the City of Pensacola's response to the BP Oil Disaster. From her latest newsletter: "A report on City actions to monitor Bayou Chico/BP activities has been posted at this link: [...]

A photo says more than words

A photo says more than words

A reader shot this yesterday at sunset on Pensacola Beach:

Report from Ft. Pickens

Bad news folks. This morning the first "tar balls" started landing on Pensacola Beach. This stuff is really more like blobs of chocolate mousse than tar. From what I saw on the beach in front of White Sands, the blobs ranged in size from smaller than a dime to four or five inches in diameter. [...]

This makes me want to throw up

This makes me want to throw up

The Daily Beast has this slideshow of the wildlife hurt by this BP disaster. I got nauseous viewing them. View here.

Open Thread: Tell us your BP disaster stories

We want to hear your stories. I will relax the rules and let you be unnamed. However, stay on subject. We want stories about claim issues, conversations with BP and elected officials and what you are seeing. If you want to talk more about anything, please email me directly - rick@inweekly.net

Oil Hits Keys

It appears that the BP spill has spread into the Florida Keys. The Keys News reports an oil sheen off of Duck Key. http://keysnews.com/node/23801

BP Pleasure Fleet, another internet success

BP Pleasure Fleet, another internet success

The Daily Beast article on BP's mishandling of the Vessels of Opportunity program is one of the most popular on the site. Over 500 people have told their Facebook friends that they like the article. It has been picked up by other media: Business Insider: How BP Is Screwing Over Out-Of-Work [...]

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