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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 [...]

BP enlists more collaborators

BP enlists more collaborators

For 14 years, I worked in the oil industry, primarily with Texaco and Citgo, and developed some solid sources within the industry with whom I still have contact. My sources tell me that we can expect the BP ground game to go to a new level along the Gulf Coast as the mega-corporation enlists [...]

Oops, Jeff Miller off by 23,000 bbls per day

Oops, Jeff Miller off by 23,000 bbls per day

Last week, Congressman Jeff Miller told us that BP was getting ahead of the oil spill and had recovered 4 million gallons. His actual quote was "They continue to be able to skim more oil off the surface than is leaking." (Read more). The latest estimates are that 25,000 bbls a day are spewing [...]

New Vichy government forming in Tallahassee

New Vichy government forming in Tallahassee

When the Germans conquered France during the WWII, Marshal Philippe Pétain and his Vichy government collaborated with the Germans.The French police and the state militia captured Jews and other undesirables and shipped them off to the concentration camps. The new collaborators--the BP [...]

More notes from Eunice

While visiting Eunice I spoke with offshore workers and their families. It was an intense seven hours of conversations done after a six-hour drive. Eunice is smalltown USA - with its share of quirky, colorful characters. The Louisiana Cajun culture is colorful in its own right. Thanks to Ryan [...]

What Miller could be telling EPA

While our Congressman Jeff Miller is telling EPA to approve the dispersants being used to hide the BP Oil Spill. Congressman Edward Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the dangers of applying oil-dispersing chemicals deep underwater as an effort to mitigate [...]

Meek: Too small to fail

Meek: Too small to fail

Congressman Kendrick Meek, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, stopped by the IN offices for a few minutes before his meeting with the PNJ editorial board. Meek held an open forum last night on offshore drilling and the BP oil spill. Today he is headed to the joint command center in Mobile, [...]

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