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Special City Council Meeting With BP

Tomorrow, the Pensacola City Council will hold a special committee of the whole meeting at 5 p.m. at City Hall that will allow residents to voice concerns and ask questions about BP's current staging operation in Bayou Chico. BP reps are expected to be on hand.

SRIA closes Pensacola Beach

Gulf Closures on Pensacola Beach Significant quantities of emulsified oil are in the near shore waters and coming ashore along much of the Gulf front on Pensacola Beach. This has necessitated that the Escambia County Health Department place signage along the Gulf beaches advising beach patrons [...]

Two Buyers For Brownsville Building?

Escambia County School District Assistant Superintendent for Operations Shawn Dennis told the IN today there are currently two “potential buyers” lined up for the abandoned Brownsville Middle School building. “I’ve seen one offer and expect another offer this next week,” he said. [...]

News: Deepwater Horizon uncapped – gushing freely

Via Mother Jones: After an accident involving the containment system, the Gulf gusher is spewing oil at full force yet again. Here's the breaking news blast from the Washington Post: Adm. Thad Allen said Wednesday that an accident triggered the removal of a containment cap on the oil geyser. [...]

Spirit Airlines Using Oil As Promotion

Spirit Airlines is using promotion on its website that relates the oil crisis on the Gulf Coast to oiled beauties on the beach. The promo called "Check Out The Oil On Our Beaches" features pictures of women tanning in oil at various beach destinations the airline provides. Too soon, [...]

Buzz: Pensacola Beach has issues

We are hearing the clean-up crews at Pensacola Beach don't have enough rakes to clean up the brown tar balls. There is no way that they can pick up the mess with their hands. There is a Santa Rosa Island Authority meeting tonight. You can bet that it will be lively.

Pensacola Beach turns brown (photos)

Pensacola Beach turns brown (photos)

From readers:

Health advisory for Pensacola Beach

Escambia County Health Department Pensacola, FL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2010 1235 CDT HA002 Health advisory issued for portion of beach due to oil spill PENSACOLA -- Effective immediately, in response to a report by the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center of numerous [...]

Beach Update June 23 –not good

Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Update Wednesday, June 23 - 12:30 a.m. - Update #20 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. [...]

Buffett Tickets Gone

The Jimmy Buffett and Friends benefit concert scheduled for July 1 in Gulf Shores is officially out of tickets. Tickets for the free show were completely gone within minutes of Ticketmaster distributing this morning at 10 a.m. Some fans on Facebook are reporting that they couldn't get tickets right [...]

News: South Alabama – Sharks, Oil and BP

Mobile Press Register: Story 1: Fort Morgan-A two-inch layer of submerged oil hugged portions of the Gulf seafloor off the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge on Friday, a week after a smothering layer of floating crude washed ashore there. Collecting in pockets and troughs in waist-deep water, [...]

Judge who banned ban owns Haliburton stock

Nothing is ever clean when it comes to this BP oil disaster that is entering its ninth week. Canadian Business Online is reporting that U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman, a 1983 appointee of President Ronald Reagan and who struck down the President Obama's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling [...]

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