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Sorry, Joe

IN will not attend the VP Joe Biden's press conference. We are tired of the photo ops and empty statements of encouragement. For some reason, Tuesday has become the official "Visit Pensacola" day for BP execs and federal officials. President Obama, BP COO Doug Suttles and now VP Biden. Tony [...]

Photos of oil at Ft. Pickens gate, June 28

Photos of oil at Ft. Pickens gate, June 28

From Kim Carmichael: "I'm at the last parking lot before the ft pickens gate. The amount of oil in the water is substantial."

County gets form letter on BP claim

This is so classic BP. ESIS is the contractor responsible for handling all the claims for BP. The little ones are done locally, the larger ones are sent to Hammond, La. Today Escambia County got a letter from Harold Windham of the BP Claims Processing Center saying: "To date, we have not [...]

Updated Beach Health Advisory

Press Release Effective immediately, in response to a report by the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center of extensive oil sheen, oil mousse and tar balls, the Escambia County (FL) Health Department is issuing a health advisory for the following beach waters in Escambia [...]

Buzz: BP could stop county flyovers and water testing

We have heard the BP has notified county officials that it will not reimburse the county for the cost of using the Escambia County Sheriff's helicopters to flyover area water or for testing water quality. The BP arguments are that these are duplicate efforts. Florida Wildlife & Conservation has [...]

Beach Open, Oil Still In Water

A local posted this video to Facebook earlier today.

Donovan/Nobles petition update

It appears Marty Donovan and Jack Nobles are pursing their petition drive against the maritime park. Anne B. Bennett just dropped off a letter in support of Donovan and Nobles' effort. In the letter, Bennett says that petition supporters can call Marty's office and request a petition card or go by [...]

BP Now Spending $100 Million Each Day

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that BP is now spending more than $100 million per day on Gulf Coast cleanup efforts. http://blogs.wsj.com/source/2010/06/28/bps-spending-on-gulf-oil-spill-hits-100-million-a-day/

Photos from Hands Across The Sand

Photos from Hands Across The Sand

Photos are courtesy of Brad Davidson, notice the inconsistency in the color of the sand:

News: Relief well ready in 18 days

Bloomberg reports: "BP may complete within two and a half weeks the first of two relief wells aimed at ending the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the London-based Times reported. The relief well is within 200 horizontal feet of the ruptured one and is being guided toward it by means of electromagnetic [...]

Beach Update: June 28

Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Update Monday, June 28 - 11:00 a.m. - Update #25 * Weather- Temperatures continue to be in the 90s. Winds will be from the south southeast. Chance of rain is 60 percent. Thundershowers are impacting cleanup efforts both on the beaches and in the water. For [...]

Are you getting sick?

I've been receiving numerous emails and phone calls about people getting severe headaches, nosebleeds and sinus problems. People who have swam in the gulf have developed rashes. What are you hearing, seeing and feeling?

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