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BP asks customers not to boycott

BP asks customers not to boycott

I spent yesterday in the Mississippi Delta. People asked about the BP oil disaster constantly. Many of them vacation annually at Orange Beach, Perdido Key, Pensacola Beach or Destin. They said that their realtors had offered 15 percent discounts and had waived their cancellation policies. One had [...]

No Oil On Pensacola Beach

County and City officials said at this morning's EOC briefing that there has been confirmed oil mouse on Orange Beach but none on Pensacola Beacb. Pensacola Mayor Mike Wiggins said Bayou Texar has been doubled boomed and most inland areas have been protected with the exception of Phase 2 of [...]

Photos collected from USCG

Photos collected from USCG

The United States Coast Guard posts daily photos concerning Deepwater Horizon and the clean-up. Here are some the photos that I have downloaded - most are from Grand Isles, La.

Fire vortex in Gulf

A fire vortex erupts inside of a controlled burn (left side) during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response, June 9, 2010. A fire vortex is formed when rapidly rising hot air pulls cooler oxygen-rich air in from the bottom, increasing the temperature of the fire and creating the twisting shape. [...]

June 11 p.m. update – Joint Command

The Ongoing Administration-Wide Response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill Prepared by the Joint Information Center UPDATED June 11, 2010 7 PM PAST 24 HOURS Admiral Allen Provides Operational Update of BP Oil Spill Response National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen provided a briefing [...]

Low Risk in Near-Term to Florida Peninsula

Press Release - Joint Command: Florida Sentry Program Confirms Low Risk in Near-Term to Florida Peninsula and Keys MIAMI – Surface and aerial based monitoring of waters off the west coast of Florida south of the panhandle and the Florida Keys continues to show that the risk remains low for [...]

Health risks with controlled burns

Health risks with controlled burns

We know that the Deepwater Horizon well could have been spewing up to 2 million gallons of crude a day before a cut-and-cap maneuver last week started capturing some of the flow. Remember we told initially to was only leaking 42,000 gallons a day, the just 210,000 gallons. The new estimate by [...]

Oil mats at Gulf Shores 12:45 am

Oil mats at Gulf Shores 12:45 am

A reader sent me this photo taken with his cell phone. This is the beach at Gulf Shores, Ala.

EOC: Pensacola Pass Closes Tonight

County officials announced this afternoon at the EOC 4:30 p.m. press conference that Pensacola Pass will close tonight at 7 p.m. with the incoming tide. Commissioner Gene Valentino said intercoastal waters would remain open, but a special number would need to be called for commercial vessels to [...]

Pensacola Pass to close at 5

Press release: Escambia County officials have confirmed through Unified Command that Captain Steve Poulin, USCG Captain of the Port for Sector Mobile, authorized the closure of Pensacola Pass at 5:00 p.m. today, June 11. Boom will be deployed across the opening of the pass and the pass will be [...]

Lessons of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Professor Rick Steiner, Conservation and Sustainability Consultant (University of Alaska), wrote this report for the blog firedoglake.com. Here are some of the highlights: --The only real solution to this uncontrolled blowout is the two relief wells being drilled to intersect the failed well [...]

Beach update June 11

Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Update Friday, June 10 - 2 p.m. - Update #08 * Unified Command clean-up and assessment teams are responding with daily cleanup. Pensacola Beach * Oil coverage was reported as less than 1% this morning. * A plume of oil has been reported several [...]

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