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 [...]
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 [...]
Weather Channel will be at The Fish House at noon today. MSNBC will there between 2-4 p.m.
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 [...]
These photos were emailed to me:
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. - [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
Critical response assets are being moved across all the Gulf Coast states in preparation for potential near- and long-term oil impacts. In Alabama, the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress arrived in Mobile Bay today to protect Dauphin Island from the north and west. Tomorrow, we will commence a surge of [...]
Had a guest at Martini Night stop and tell me that her husband had to drive through the oil slick to fish in the Gulf. He describe it as looking like diarrhea. I had another person call me and describe the slicks as "lily pads of brown oil"---the Palm Beach Post article used the same description.