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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

Buzz: Locals want to expand BP presence in Bayou Chico

A local company, Bayou Chico Properties, LLC, will be approaching the Pensacola City Council tonight about letting BP expand its operations to their property on Bayou Chico (the old Runyan Shipyard). The property was once to be redeveloped into commercial and residential. It has been abandoned for [...]

Do you see it, too?

Every time a BP exec comes to Pensacola whatever he says "blows up" the next day. Vessels of Opportunity: They brag about how they are putting fishermen to work. My investigation revealed that they signed up sailboats and ski boats. Claims: They brag about how claim has been denied and that [...]

More photos: Pensacola Beach June 23

More photos: Pensacola Beach June 23

These photos are from Kim Carmichael, a professional photographer that was helped us see what is really happening. I've started to wonder if I should add the year to my titles. Mr. Suttles and Mr. Hayward, when will Pensacola Beach get its life back? Kim sent me this note with the photos: Note [...]

Buzz: BP fails Pensacola Beach

On the day the Pensacola News Journal gives front-page coverage to BP exec Doug Suttles, who assures readers that there is no oil near the shores of Pensacola Beach, the beach is covered with oil. There was a complete breakdown in communication, yet again, from BP and the Unified Command Center [...]

LeMieux is upset about Pensacola Beach

Senator LeMieux speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate about a recent report that oil is washing ashore Pensacola Beach, FL. LeMieux is outraged that most of this oil washing ashore could have been prevented with more skimmers working in the Gulf of Mexico.

School District Backtracks

We were initially told the School District has two offers for the Brownsville Middle School building. Now it looks like there hasn't been any serious offers on the table yet. Here is an e-mail from Shawn Dennis regarding a public records request we sent: "Please be advised, upon review of [...]

Questions Suttles should have been asked

BP COO Doug Suttles flew into Pensacola yesterday. He visited Ft. Pickens to watch workers clean up a relatively light mess on the beach there. He went to the Santa Rosa Island Authority offices for a talk on worker safety and then he visited a claim center on Navy Blvd. Suttles wrapped up his [...]

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. [...]

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