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Coastkeeper speaks out

From Chasidy Fisher Hobbs, Coastkeeper Emerald Coastkeeper, Inc. I am YOUR Coastkeeper. When I took on this job I agreed to fight for swimmable, drinkable waters at all costs. I take my job very seriously. YOU are fisherfolk, property owners, recreational water users, and citizens of the Gulf [...]

Latest BP Update, with subtitles, notes

Latest BP Update, with subtitles, notes

As of May 18 UNDERWATER ----Subtitle “Don’t expect it to be stopped any time soon.” . The riser insertion tube tool (RITT) containment system is estimated to be collecting and carrying about 2,000 barrels a day (b/d) of oil to flow up to the drillship Discoverer Enterprise on the surface [...]

Gulf County sues BP

Gulf County sues BP

The News Herald (Panama City, Fla.) reports that Gulf County has filed a lawsuit against BP. According to their attorneys, Gulf County “seeks full reimbursement for the cost it incurs for their emergency action plan and cost of mitigating and cleaning up the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe.” [...]

News: BP said it could handle 60 times the current spill

News: BP said it could handle 60 times the current spill

....and Congressman Jeff Miller believed it....just kidding....maybe. The Mobile Press Register reports: "In its 2009 exploration plan for the Deepwater Horizon well, BP PLC states that the company could handle a spill involving as much as 12.6 million gallons of oil per day, a number 60 times [...]

My Daily Beast article makes Yahoo home page

Not too bad - http://www.yahoo.com/. It's the fifth news item. Here's how they published it: http://news.yahoo.com/s/dailybeast/20100519/ts_dailybeast/8137_howbpsecretlybuyspr

Brockovich’s Weeklong Trip To Coast

With the Deep Horizon oil spill threatening the Gulf Coast, national environmental activist and legal consultant Erin Brockovich has made a stop in our area to speak with media and those potentially affected by the spill. She first spoke to the media at the inaugural Hangout Beach Music & [...]

News: Pelican covered in oil found at Destin

News: Pelican covered in oil found at Destin

...and so it begins... Daily News reports a brown pelican covered in a light brown oily substance was found Tuesday afternoon on a Destin dock. "His body’s covered. He’s tired and weak. It’s all over him. He appears to have this substance inside his mouth.” Read more. Here is the [...]

What is the truth?

What is the truth?

From News Journal article ("Chemicals will protect the Gulf, Rep. Miller says"): "Adm. Thad Allen, the commandant of the Coast Guard, said the spill has become much more difficult to contain. As the oil has spread, it has formed different consistencies, from a widespread sheen that can be skimmed [...]

The Beast: How BP secretly buys PR

The Beast: How BP secretly buys PR

The need to tell the real stories of Pensacola remains. Please follow this link and comment on the article. Comments can be pro or con....they can add more information. We need to push our stories. Thank you. Some of the information I have already posted on this blog, but there is news of BP [...]

Grover: We will test waters

Grover: We will test waters

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson called late yesterday afternoon to tell me the county will be testing the area waters regularly on Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. "We have the baseline measurements of our water quality," Grover said. "If the water tests weekly at those levels, then [...]

Aerial view of BP oil spill

BP CEO Tony Hayward tells us all is well. They tell us that they have it contained, BP wants us to return back to normal. "It’s bigger than anyone knows,” said environmentalist John Wathen, who has spent hours flying over the Gulf Coast, taking pictures and videos to document the oil spill [...]

The Beast Corps: Watch out for the Valdez crud

The Beast Corps: Watch out for the Valdez crud

By The Beast Corps correspondent Jen Bullock.. Merle Savage moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1988. Three months later, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez crashed onto a reef, spilling nearly 11 million galleons into Prince William sound. The reaction among Alaskans mirrored the feelings of many on the [...]

BP slow-walking claims

BP slow-walking claims

The Marketwatch report also stated that BP says that 15,600 claims have been filed to date and 2,700 have already been paid....less than 18 percent. Hmmmmm, BP Barbie Liz Castro told us that Pensacola Beach Community Meeting that all claims will be paid.....I guess just not quickly. Over and [...]

Okaloosa action plan finally approved

Four weeks since the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Okaloosa County officials got their local action plan approved....maybe...BP at the Joint Command Center in Mobile still has to sign off on it. Okaloosa County had battles with DEP and the state similar to those Escambia County has had. According [...]

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