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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
Dead birds 885; Dead sea turtles 363; Dead mammals 44 Here's the website: http://dailydeadbirds.com/
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. * [...]
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 [...]
We are hearing that Marty Donovan and Jack Nobles are filing a petition to stop construction of the multi-use stadium for the Community Maritime Park. Update: Received calls from City staff that rebut this claim.
Governor Crist Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Businesses Affected by Gulf Oil Spill~Program provides $5 million in short-term funds to help small businesses in designated impact counties~ In an effort to assist businesses impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Florida's [...]
On Wednesday, June 30, the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and WSRE will host a public town hall meeting focused on providing legal guidance in the oil spill claims process. The meeting will be held at the WSRE Amos Performance Studio from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and is free and open to the [...]
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Federal Disaster Loans This is a recap of the information on SBA help for small businesses financially impacted by the Deep Water BP Oil Spill. The attachments have additional details. SBA is offering federal low-interest loans to Florida small [...]
UF IFAS Extension presents: "SOS: THE SCIENCE OF THE SPILL" Public Forum Wednesday, June 23 6 - 8 p.m. Sanders Beach Community Center 913 South "I" Street, Pensacola This is an opportunity for community members to ask questions from a panel of local experts related to oil spill [...]