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Brockovich’s Weeklong Trip To Coast

May 19, 2010

With the Deep Horizon oil spill threatening the Gulf Coast, national environmental activist and legal consultant Erin Brockovich has made a stop in our area to speak with media and those potentially affected by the spill.…

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News: Pelican covered in oil found at Destin

May 19, 2010

…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.…

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What is the truth?

May 19, 2010

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,…

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The Beast: How BP secretly buys PR

May 19, 2010

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…

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Grover: We will test waters

May 19, 2010

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,”…

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Aerial view of BP oil spill

May 18, 2010

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…

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The Beast Corps: Watch out for the Valdez crud

May 18, 2010

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.…

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BP slow-walking claims

May 18, 2010

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…

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Okaloosa action plan finally approved

May 18, 2010

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…

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BP enlists more collaborators

May 18, 2010

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…

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New Vichy government forming in Tallahassee

May 17, 2010

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…

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More notes from Eunice

May 17, 2010

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.…

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What Miller could be telling EPA

May 17, 2010

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…