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Mousse at Perdido Key

June 8, 2010

Buzz: Patches of oil mousse have been sighted at Perdido Key. Not verified. Between Eden and Indigo.…

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Spill Could Cost State $10.9 Billion

June 8, 2010

The Florida Today reports that the BP spill could cost the state as many as 195,000 jobs and $10.9 billion in economic activity. http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20100608/BREAKINGNEWS/100608009/1006/NEWS01/UCF+economist+calculates+oil-spill+losses…

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Frustrations rise over BP oil disaster

June 8, 2010

We have reports that BP clean-up workers are being harassed when they take breaks in the 90+ degree heat. Some were reportedly even pulled off the beach. The EOC reports some of these workers have been…

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What does BP need to do to make it right?

June 8, 2010

I asked County Commissioner Grover Robinson what would BP needs to do make it right—as they claim they will do in their ads. “If they were going to make it right, they would begin right now…

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Hayward To Testify On Capitol Hill

June 8, 2010

The Washington Post is reporting that  BP CEO Tony Hayward will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee next week . http://voices.washingtonpost.com/economy-watch/2010/06/bp_ceo_tony_hayward_to_testify.html…

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Viewpoint: My Beach

June 8, 2010

An email from a reader: On Friday, I heard that the oil had started washing onshore, although in little, tiny, round droplets. At first, only the most discerning beachcomer’s eye could pick them out. Yet, their…

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Companies Still Looking To Help, Profit

June 8, 2010

While BP continues to use toxic dispersants to break apart oil from the Deep Horizon spill, many companies are stepping up to other solutions—to no avail. One company is Houston-based Planet Resource Recovery, Inc., which hopes…

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What is the truth about the sand sifters

June 8, 2010

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson was visibly upset today over British Petroleum not approving sand sifters for Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. He said that yesterday the Santa Rosa Island Authority held a demonstration for BP…

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We need claim stories

June 8, 2010

At today’s press conference, BP spokesperson Lucia Bustamante said that all claims were being paid within seven days of being filed. We need actual stories about claims. I’ve several fishermen that have told me something very…

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Fantastic Relief Project

June 8, 2010

Email from Kimberly Davion: Hi Rick! This is Kimberly Davion. I wanted to share a story with you on a project that I have coordinated through a national handmade non-profit group. This Project is beginning to…

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Bloomberg: Stop whining, Pensacola

June 8, 2010

Bloomberg columnist Matthew Lynn writes that we Americans should to stop whining. He recommends that BP quit apologizing and instead go on the attack. “…there are no words BP can use to apologize sufficiently for the…

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Bridge loan program activated at 7-week mark

June 8, 2010

Press Release: 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~ TALLAHASSEE – In an effort…

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City hires Hatch Mott

June 8, 2010

Mayor Mike Wiggins announced at the June 7, 4:30 p.m press conference at the EOC that the City has hired Hatch Mott MacDonald to monitor BP’s Bayou Chico boom containment operation. The contract was signed yesterday,…