Escambia Disaster Response - Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Tuesday, June 15 5:30 p.m. - Update #46 * Winds from the south will continue to push oil towards our shores. Today we have a 30 percent chance of rain. Highs in the 90s and high humidity may hinder clean up efforts. NOAA near shore [...]
I'll be watching Pres. Obama give his speech on the BP oil disaster tonight at 7 p.m. at the Atlas Oyster Bar. I want your reactions to the speech. Post your thoughts here, send me an email or in person at the Atlas.
Pensacola Mayor Mike Wiggins talked about how proud he was of Pensacola Beach today, especially when he saw Pres. Obama and Gov. Crist walk towards the water near the fishing pier. Wiggins said that he was the first local official to get speak about his concerns with the BP oil disaster. 1. [...]
County Budget Director Amy Lovoy reports that Escambia County has sent ESIS Government Entity Claims Team, the BP subcontractor handling claims, on Friday, June 11, an invoice for $9.1 million. The invoice covers $74,923 actual expenditures in May; $4,837,858 of actual and estimate expenditures [...]
Commissioner Grover Robinson spoke about his conversation with President Barack Obama today. He was joined by Congressman Miller, Adm. Thad Allen,Senator LeMieux, Gov. Crist, CFO Sink, Mayor Wiggins and a few other state and county officials. Four topics were covered in the 30-minute [...]
...it's an old political trick, but effective MILLER ASKS OBAMA FOR MORE RESOURCES, MORE SKIMMERS, ‘OPPORTUNITY ZONE’ FOR FLORIDA WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Representative Jeff Miller (R-FL-01) today met with President Barack Obama on Pensacola Beach to discuss the Gulf of Mexico oil spill [...]
Here is the opening statement for Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee, at a hearing today with the CEOs of the top five oil companies: 57 days ago, in the dead of night, the worst environmental nightmare in U.S. history began. On a screen here [...]
The IN staff is spread out from Pensacola Beach to NAS Pensacola. We may not be able to update the blog much this morning. However, post what you see and hear today. If you have a photo, send it. Thanks, Rick
KHOU in Houston, TX recently interviewed, under the condition of anonymity, an employee hired to receive calls for BP to talk about how the call center handles the calls from our area. Over 200,000 phone calls have been received from frustrated and anxious Gulf Coast residents since the hot [...]
In May, I wrote about how BP cut corners at its Texas City refinery and it cost 15 workers their lives in a 2005 explosion. We got a copy of the infamous Three Little Pigs memo that showed how the cost of human life was factored into making a decision about safety. The Washington Post is [...]
Escambia County Chief of Emergency Management John Dosh said at today's EOC afternoon briefing that more skimming vessels had entered Pensacola Pass and that a lot of oil that had entered the Sound had been skimmed or had evaporated. "There is still some streaming mouse in the bay, but the tide [...]
I've asked the Escambia County Commission to hold a special meeting today and raise the Bob Sikes Bridge Toll to $30 Million for one day only....Tuesday, June 14. Credit cards and checks will be accepted.