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Beast Corps: Cabinet visits Escambia County

From Beast Corps correspondent Franklin Hayes: As the largest potential economic disaster loomed in the Gulf of Mexico just a few miles off the coast of Pensacola Beach, the Sunshine State’s sitting Governor addressed reporters gathered in Escambia County’s Emergency Operations Center [...]

Kings of the Spill

From Slate's Big Money website: The massive mess from the BP oil spill has turned into an opportunity for several businesses. Whether they’re polishing their images by helping out or rushing to fill the niche demands of the cleanup, these companies may manage to extract a profit from the [...]

BP Doesn’t Want Help From Big Dogs

According to the New York Daily News, BP rejected a request from Hollywood director James Cameron to look at new ways to use underwater machinery. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/06/03/2010-06-03_james_cameron_says_bp_turned_away_his_offer_to_help_with_gulf_oil_spill.html

Coby updates council on EOC and Bayou Chico

From: Al Coby Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 2:19 PM To: City Council Cc: Directors Plus Subject: Oil Spill Update City Council, Below is the most recent oil spill information from the Escambia County EOC. In that the arrival of oil in the area is imminent and BP has ramped up [...]

County frustrations with BP mount

County frustrations with BP mount

Spoke with County Commissioner Grover Robinson. He is very frustrated with the lack of communication from BP and its Unified Command on its plans to clean up the beaches at Perdido Key and on Santa Rosa Island. "All I know is whoever they have working on the clean-up will not work past 3:45 [...]

Oil Sheen Off Navarre

From Santa Rosa County PIO Joy Tsubooka: A light oil sheen was reported by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approximately six miles from Navarre Pier today.  The Coast Guard has sent a skimmer into the area; however, skimming is not very effective with light sheen.  With [...]

Buzz: Media descends on Pensacola

Weather Channel will be at The Fish House at noon today. MSNBC will there between 2-4 p.m.

Text from the BP battlefront

This text message was forwarded to me: I hope someone will take some initiative soon. The Coast Guard skimmer vessel also told Jerry they could not skim oil in the presence of sargasso weed. There is sargasso weed everywhere offshore beginning around 20 miles and stretching all over the loop [...]

Photos taken 60 miles SSW of Pensacola…

Photos taken 60 miles SSW of Pensacola…

These photos were emailed to me:

Dignataries want to see the oil

From Escambia County EOC: The Emergency Operations Center is expecting visits from three state/federal officials today, Thursday, June 3. - Attorney Bill McCollum at 12:30 p.m. - Senator Bill Nelson at 1:30 p.m. - Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink at 2 p.m. - Jack Bauer at 3 p.m. - [...]

Pensacola City Council proves helplessness

Remember the outrage over the BP boom cleaning operations in Bayou Chico. City Attorney Rusty Wells gave the Pensacola City Council memo on how they could require a security bond from BP and its subcontractors. Showing bold and courageous leadership, the Council tabled the issue. Today there are [...]

BP’s Pleasure Fleet

BP’s Pleasure Fleet

For the past two days, I've been investigating BP's much-touted Vessels of Opportunity program. One thing is certain about BP now that we’re in our sixth week of the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history—if BP is bragging about something then we know the facts will belie the hype. The [...]

And so the fight begins

And so the fight begins

BP oil will start washing up on our shores soon. It's critical we stay focused, holding BP accountable for this mess. Their representatives need to realize this isn't as game or a nice summer vacation....this is our way of life. My family and friends know I can't back down from a fight, [...]

June 3 issue: The Power List

June 3 issue: The Power List

Independent News June 3, 2010 COVER STORY POWER SHIFTS IN 2010 The past year has been a tough year for area power brokers. The collapsing real estate market and financial crisis have greatly impacted the local economy. For many, influence has been tied to their checkbooks, and when [...]

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