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Donovan/Nobles petition could cost city millions

The City has already taken the New Market Tax credits - $12 million. A condition of the New Market Tax Credits was that the City Council pass the design & build contract for the stadium (and,yes, the construction of the stadium is also a condition). If the design & build contract is rescinded, the [...]

Buzz: Land sharks are swimming, want county $$$

Cody Rawson of Roads, Inc. has formed a new company, Shoreline Protective Services, LLC, (incorporated on June 15, 2010). He has made a proposal to provide and deploy boom for Escambia County. I'm not sure if it has been awarded or not. As you may remember, Roads, Inc. did very well after [...]

You knew this ad was coming: GOP, Stop Apologizing

New DNC National ad hits GOP for standing with big oil and against Gulf residents, workers and businesses.

Impact of Deepwater Drilling ban

Louisiana Mid Continent Oil and Gas Association did this preliminary analysis: Impacts of President Obama’s Order Halting Work on 33 Exploratory Wells in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico The Presidential Order does not affect the 4,515 shallow-water wells, and it does not affect 591 producing [...]

Tony Hayward’s opening remarks to Congress

June 17, 2010 Chairman Waxman, Chairman Stupak, Ranking Member Barton, Ranking Member Burgess, members of the Committee. I am Tony Hayward, Chief Executive of BP. The explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon and the resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico never should have happened [...]

Defense Attorneys hired by BP and gang

BP has hired Akerman Senterfitt, Florida's largest law firm with offices in Tampa, Miami, as well as New York, Los Angeles and other cities across the country. Cameron International, maker of the failed blowout preventer, has hired Greenberg Traurig, that state's second largest firm---an [...]

More Oil Drum buzz

A retired La. attorney suggests on The Oil Drum forum: "At least some of BP's cleanup behavior seems to be an effort to maintain a claim of ownership on the spilled crude. After all, there's billions of dollars of it floating around, available to the first person on the site with good cleanup [...]

Buzz: Former champ in Vessels of Opportunity

Former boxing champion Roy Jones, Jr. is in the Vessels of Opportunity program this week. There are charter boats and commercial fishermen that are still waiting to be activated.

Short Film BP Doesn’t Want You to See.

Got the tip on this video from the Gambit Weekly. Shot by Robert M. Young and Edward James Olmos on a trip to the heart of the oil spill in the Gulf. Edited by Stephen Cohen.

Daily Dead Wildlife Tally

Dead birds 885; Dead sea turtles 363; Dead mammals 44 Here's the website: http://dailydeadbirds.com/

EOC: Beach Update June 18

Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Update Friday, June 18 - 10:00 a.m. - Update #15 If you see tar or oiled debris on the beach. DO NOT PICK IT UP. Report it to 1-877-389-8932 (new number) or #DEP from a cell phone. DO NOT TOUCH OILED OR INJURED WILDLIFE. Report it to 1-866-557-1401. * [...]

Andrews Institute on ESPN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Gulf Breeze, Fla. (June 18, 2010) – With only eight minutes to go in the national semifinal game of the NCAA basketball tournament against Duke, West Virginia senior forward Da’Sean Butler experienced a traumatic knee injury that brought his basketball career to an abrupt [...]

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