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Photos from Santa Rosa Sound

Photos from Santa Rosa Sound

Oil is getting through Pensacola Pass and into Santa Rosa Sound. Photos courtesy of Kim Carmichael:

EOC: Update June 13 4:30 pm

Two plumes south of Pensacola Pass - a large plume of weathered oil nine miles out, it's two miles wide and 40 miles long; non-weather oil plume three miles out. BP is working for a decontamination station for washing recreational boats. DEP is working on an alternative plan for [...]

Chance to Speak in DC

CLEAN ENERGY WORKS GULF COAST FLY-IN Information for Potential Participants WHAT - Clean Energy Works (CEW) is a coalition of organizations, including National Wildlife Federation, Environmental Defense Fund, Environment America, League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, The Audubon Society, [...]

More photos from Santa Rosa Sound

More photos from Santa Rosa Sound

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Update on Pensacola Pass (photo)

Update on Pensacola Pass (photo)

More from Pensacola Pass: A small clean up boat has arrived now. Keep in mind there is quite a bit of oil and there are numerous clean up crews parked along the pass just sitting there doing nothing while the oil floats further into the sound. Pleasure boats and jet skis need to stay on the east [...]

Tea Party doesn’t get it

Here is the latest message from the National Tea Party. Instead of talking about British Petroleum, Cheney's hand in the deregulation of offshore drilling and the corruption of Mineral Management Services, the Tea Party is fights " Left-Wing Socialcrats." Tea Party "values" have very little to do [...]

Text messages from readers

My readers are the best sources for what is happening: I'm in the sound on the boat right now directly across from the ranger station. There is globs (a lot) of thick oil floating around. I'm talking a lot of oil. There is one cleanup crew out there and they're sitting in their boat doing [...]

EOC: Wiggins report

Mayor Mike Wiggins reported that Bayou Texar now has triple booming. City staff is booming the grass areas near the trestle and Wayside Park. The second phase of Greenshores (near Pitt's Slip) has boom. Pitt's Slip has anchors for boom but remains open due to the boat traffic and that there is [...]

EOC: Unified Command

Two barges recovering oil collided last night in Perdido Key, sparking a small fire. The incident has been contained according to Unified Command.

EOC: BP report

Lucia Bustamante, BP spokesman, said the much-anticipated beach rakes (which will scoop up the BP globs) are at the Bayou Chico staging area. The new deputy incident leader for BP, Ian Livett, is in Pensacola to discuss their deployment. Livett will be the BP leader for Florida. Bustamante says [...]

Grover’s message for President Obama

Comm. Grover Robinson: We need better communication. We need more boats to fight this battle. I don't want to hear about EPA regulations, Jones Act impeding the boats being deployed. Whatever is blocking us needs to be waive. I am confident we can be successful in fighting this, but we need a [...]

EOC: Oil in Pensacola Pass

Twenty vessels fighting it. Commissioner Grover Robinson flew over the area in an ECSO helicopter. Pensacola Beach appeared clear. There were orange patches in Pensacola Bay near the Ranger station. Boats were skimming it up. Sheen was spotted in Pensacola Bay south of the Palafox Pier. Robinson [...]

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