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Buzz: Petition For Park

We are hearing that Marty Donovan and Jack Nobles are filing a petition to stop construction of the multi-use stadium for the Community Maritime Park. Update: Received calls from City staff that rebut this claim.

Emergency Bridge Loan Program

Governor Crist Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Businesses Affected by Gulf Oil Spill~Program provides $5 million in short-term funds to help small businesses in designated impact counties~ In an effort to assist businesses impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Florida's [...]

Public Town Hall Meeting: Oil Spill Legal Guidance

On Wednesday, June 30, the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and WSRE will host a public town hall meeting focused on providing legal guidance in the oil spill claims process. The meeting will be held at the WSRE Amos Performance Studio from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and is free and open to the [...]

Info: SBA Federal Disaster Loans

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Federal Disaster Loans This is a recap of the information on SBA help for small businesses financially impacted by the Deep Water BP Oil Spill. The attachments have additional details. SBA is offering federal low-interest loans to Florida small [...]

“SOS: THE SCIENCE OF THE SPILL” Public Forum

UF IFAS Extension presents: "SOS: THE SCIENCE OF THE SPILL" Public Forum Wednesday, June 23 6 - 8 p.m. Sanders Beach Community Center 913 South "I" Street, Pensacola This is an opportunity for community members to ask questions from a panel of local experts related to oil spill [...]

More photos from Lafitte Cove, Pensacola Beach

More photos from Lafitte Cove, Pensacola Beach

We are getting these type of photos daily. Oil is in Santa Rosa Sound.

Nigeria: 50 years of oil spills

Yesterday the New York Times had a front page story on how 546 million gallons of oil have gushed into the Niger Delta over the last five decades, leaving rude-blackened swamps that once were bountiful with crabs and shrimps. Read article. There is a slideshow with the article: here. Note: [...]

Oil near Bob Sikes Toll Booth

Oil near Bob Sikes Toll Booth

Oil was found in the rocks between ECUA water tanks and the toll booth facility at approximately 4:30 p.,m. Thursday.

EOC Update

Escambia Disaster Response - Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Thursday, June 17, 5:00 p.m. - Update #48 (Day 59 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 [...]

First 50 years of offshore drilling

A reader sent me this presentation. Have no idea who put it together, but it does have some good information. Definitely pro-oil. Read: 50 Years.

Bravo, Jeff Miller

Our Congressman Jeff Miller has called for fellow GOP Congressman Joe Barton to step down after Barton apologized to BP CEO Tony Hayward today. “I condemn Mr. Barton’s statement. Mr. Barton’s remarks are out of touch with this tragedy and I feel his comments call into question his [...]

Beach Update – June 17

Sorry, I'm late on posting this from the Escambia County EOC: Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Update Thursday, June 17 - 11:00 a.m. - Update #14 * Winds from the north northwest will push oil away from our shores. Today we have a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the 90s. * The [...]

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