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Perdido Pass system is working

From Thompson Engineering: As most of you are aware, over the past few weeks, Thompson Engineering has been under contract to install a prototype steel boom and piling system at Perdido Pass to assist in the oil collection as a first line of defense against incoming hydrocarbon product to the [...]

Buzz: No Barge For Fireworks?

We are hearing there is currently no barge lined up for the Sertoma 4th of July fireworks display. The budget for the barge is roughly $8,000 but the lowest figure the group has found is with a group in Mobile that is charging $12,000.

Why aren’t skimmers working off our water?

Commissioner Grover Robinson said that the EOC press conference the helicopters and satellite images show that there are no skimmers off our shores, but there are several working in Mississippi and Alabama. "The skimmers are stopping at the Florida state line," said Robinson. Lucia [...]

EOC: Where is the $50 million?

The state of Florida has been given $50 by BP to assist counties deal with the BP oil disaster. Ten weeks after the explosion at Deepwater Horizon, Escambia County has been told that will get $1.9 million. Commissioner Grover Robinson is still fighting for three belt skimmers to fight the oil in [...]

Submit Your Questions to BP’s Top Exec

Press Release: Submit Your Questions to BP’s Top Executive When “America Speaks to BP” Live July 1 at 2:30 PM CST Pensacola, Fla. — On Thursday, July 1 at 2:30 pm CST, Ray Suarez of the PBS NewsHour will moderate a live question and answer session between Bob Dudley, the BP executive [...]

June 30 photos

June 30 photos

From Kim Carmichael: Oil was close to reaching certain spots on Ft. Pickens Rd today. In the third picture you can see how close the oil is to a turtle's nest. For the third day in a row nothing was being done to stop oil from entering the pass. Also, for the third day in a row not a soul was even [...]

Pensacola Beach is the Wild West

Who is in charge of the cleanup/cover up activities on Pensacola Beach? Heavy equipment is destroying the beach daily. I have a confirmed report from a county official that at least one sand dune has been leveled to provide access to the beach for the equipment. Areas of beach are being roped [...]

BP walks out of Crist’s Oil Spill Meeting

Yesterday, Gov. Crist held an Oil Spill Economic Recovery Task Force Meeting at the University of West Florida. According to reports I received from the meeting, BP was there in full force. BP VP of Resources Darryl "What you talkin' about" Willis made a presentation on the claims process. After [...]

Good Summary of Legal Forum

CPA Bob Holmes attended the Pensacola Chamber's forum on the legal issues involving the BP oil disaster. Here are some notes that he took at the meeting: At the Town Hall meeting a PJC this morning there were several things I learned. The laws governing liabilities in this situation include [...]

Vuvuzelas for BP

Jen Bullock, a member of The Beast Corps, sent me this: BP is not feeling the pain they are causing in the Gulf. BP is spending millions on PR. In order to put a bit of public pressure on them, we plan to buy 100 vuvuzelas and hire 100 vuvuzela players off Craigslist to play in front of BP's [...]

Baker Panel Report: BP has safety issues

“No accidents, no harm to people, and no damage to the environment” that was the safety motto for BP in 2005. The same year, the BP Texas City refinery exploded resulting in 15 deaths and more than 170 injuries. At the time, it was one of the most serious U.S. workplace disasters of the past [...]

More photos from Beach

More photos from Beach

This email and photos were sent to me: At 11:00 this morning, Savannah took these pictures of the beach just east of the gate to Ft. Pickens/National Seashore. The wave action resulting from Tropical Storm/Hurricane Alex caused the oil to wash much higher onto the beach. It appears as though [...]

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