Florida Gov. Charlie Crist may be rethinking his plans for spending the $25 million that BP gave the state for tourism advertising. A memorandum of understanding has been drafted for the Governor that will give Escambia County $1.4 million for tourism marketing. There will be no “matching funds" [...]
Rep. Charlie Melancon gets emotional while talking about the impact of the Gulf oil spill on his state.
Montreal Gazette: "According to Florida publisher Rick Outzen, writing in the dailybeast.com.." Read more Notes from Grumpy Old Man (not C.C. Elebash): Obama Doctrine - "This is a story about the Three Little Pigs. A lot of dead oil workers. And British Petroleum." - Rick Outzen Read more. [...]
From Michael O'Donovan: I had the privilege to fly today from Gulf Shores out to the BP well site, over the Mississippi delta, and coastal islands with Dr Steven Smith and Dr Enin Sisskin, who I served on the board of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. For over three hours we observed the [...]
We may have spoken too soon. Operation Top Kill could take 24-48 more hours before we know if it has worked. In the top kill maneuver, a 30,000-horsepower engine aboard a ship injected heavy drill liquids (called "mud") into the well pushing the oil and natural gas back down the well. Once the [...]
Gov. Charlie Crist will be on Pensacola Beach tomorrow for an appearance on Fox & Friends around 7:15 a.m. Shortly after that national TV appearance, Crist will announce that none of the $25 million that BP is giving the state for tourism will come to Escambia County... unless the county matches [...]
About 30 people showed up for a scheduled protest of BP in Plaza Ferdinand. The group known as Hear Our Voice To Save Our Coast, carried signs and wore shirts that expressed frustration with the oil company’s handling of the recent oil spill. Some slogans read: “Do it right or get out of the [...]
Press Release from Big Easy Tavern: Bobbie Shiver is a vibrant 26 year old Milton native that has been battling a tumor that is located in her Pituitary gland. She was diagnosed two years ago and the tumor has now reached stage 4. Luckily, Pituitary tumors tend to grow slowly, rarely spreading [...]
Washington Post is reporting University of South Florida researchers have found a new huge plume underwater that is northeast of the Deepwater Horizon rig. It's made up of dissolved oil (i.e. disperants, thanks BP and Congressman Miller) and is about six miles wide, and extends from the surface [...]
Today IN spoke with Cliff Hall, one of the owners of the New Orleans Fish House Inc., which distributes locally to seafood restaurants. Hall says that despite fishing closures in his area and across the western Gulf of Mexico due to the BP oil spill, they have not had any shortages of seafood [...]
I got an text message saying the number of tar balls found on Pensacola Beach is 150, not 100. I love how the spin is that they aren't from BP....if they aren't, then we've got a bigger problem.
After taking heat from the Obama administration in recent weeks, Minerals Management Service Director Elizabeth Birnbaum has called it quits. This could be a sign of what is to come with top officials in wake of the spill (think [...]
Washington Post: The official count of the spill so far: 440 birds, 393 of them dead, the rest captured alive. Dozens more turtles and dolphins have been found dead; scientists are still conducting tests to determine how many died from oil exposure. Read more and see photos.
Weather Channel stormchaser Jim Cantore says, "Unless a hurricane comes in from the west or you have a very strong southwest front come through (the Gulf), that oil’s not coming here. Not this time of year." Read News Herald article.