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Tough days ahead for Pensacola Pass

From another email: Based on my oceanography and marine tech degree and experience Saturday 4am peaking at 6 am. If it's coming through the pass, this is the time and the strongest influx. The current at it's highest at 2.5 knots. Sunday is 2.4 knot beginning at 5am ending at 7 am. If there is [...]

Messages from Pensacola Beach

This email from a Pensacola Beach resident was forwarded to me: I had thought I would sit back and watch what is happening but after calls and emails about my next oil spill update I decided to write again. Delete this message if you are tired of hearing about this! I know some of you have [...]

The Next BP Nightmare

While we're dealing with the unthinkable in our part of the world, Alaskans are undoubtedly nervous over BP's "Liberty" deepwater drilling project three miles off their coast. This one drills two miles vertically through the ocean floor then 6-8 miles horizontally to access a [...]

Should We Close Our Waterways?

At last night’s special City Council committee of the whole meeting, one of the issues discussed by members was the possibility of closing inshore waterways for recreational boaters. After hearing BP representatives talk about cleaning efforts of oiled vessels offshore and the proposal of [...]

We have lost our beach

Last night I visited Pensacola Beach to see a demonstration by Rip Kirby of the University of South Florida Coastal Research Lab of the oil that is in the sand--oil that can only be seen with a special infrared light. When he moved his light across the beach, you could see traces of the oil on the [...]

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

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