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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,…

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Why only $5000?

June 8, 2010

Yesterday, Lucia Bustamonte become the first BP representative to answer questions at an EOC press conference. I asked her how do BP come up with $5000 as the threshold for quick claim processing? The charter boat…

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Another leak in the Gulf? (video)

June 8, 2010

Pilot Tom Hutchings, who lives in Fairhope, Ala. and has been featured on NPR, has a new YouTube video of what he found near another oil rig, Ocean Saratoga. It points to how little we know…

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Casino Beach is clear

June 8, 2010

Walked Casino Beach, which is the area by the main public parking lot on Pensacola Beach, at 6 a.m. this morning. I could find no tarballs. It was a remarkable improvement over Saturday, June 5. There…

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Game of Three Questions

June 8, 2010

On May 26, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson sent a letter to Liz Castro about the Bayou Chico Staging Area. It was hand delivered to her at BP’s Government St. office. Robinson asked for three things:…