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Independence Day speech

July 4, 2010

We can’t celebrate the Fourth of July without at least good one good movie speech. My personal favorite is from “Independent Day”–which I think has significance as we battle this BP oil disaster and invasion of…

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Say it ain’t so, Bobby Jindal

July 4, 2010

We found out on Friday that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed a bill that would have required him to preserve and make public all documents his office handles regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.…

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“I wouldn’t go into the water today”

July 4, 2010

From Washington Post: Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson visited Pensacola Beach on Saturday, her first trip to Florida and her sixth to the gulf since the spill began. Jackson said that despite the level of…

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Experienced Wildlife Observers Needed

July 4, 2010

From Emerald Coastkeepers: Audubon is pre-screening wildlife observers for oil spill cleanup activities. This is important work. Cleanup activities pose significant threats to wildlife and habitats. Official beach cleanup crews responding to the oil spill will…

Pensacola

Maritime Park Design-Build Contract

July 4, 2010

The Donovan/Nobles political action committee, Park Yes Stadium No, the purpose of its petition is reconsideration of the measure as follows: “That City Council approve the Design Build Contract between the Community Maritime Park Associates (CMPA)…

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BP’s love for numbers

July 3, 2010

I reviewed my posts on the BP oil disaster. BP has had a love for statistics from the very beginning. Sadly many of them are meaningless. My first encounter with BP was May 1 when Gov.…

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News: BP builds unnecessary facility

July 3, 2010

Mobile Press Register: BP has built a vast boat cleaning facility at Boggy Point in Orange Beach, Ala. But in bringing in a company from Alaska to staff it, the oil company has angered Saunders Yachtwork,…

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Why has BP not brought us skimmers?

July 3, 2010

Biloxi Sun-Herald: From Washington to the Gulf, politicians and residents wonder why so few skimming vessels have been put to work soaking up oil from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. Fred D. McCallister, vice president of Allegiance…

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and dumped over degraded oil on LA beaches

July 3, 2010

From SaveOurShoresFlorida: The sand covering most of the beach was of a much different consistency from the beach closer to the water (very gritty and filled with broken shells). There were lots of piles of sand…

Pensacola

If Marty and Jack didn’t like the stadium…

July 3, 2010

The right to petition a Pensacola City Council decision is not one that should be taken lightly. If the citizens have voiced their concerns in the hearings involving a decisions, participated in the process and the…

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Senate Committee on BP Disaster to meet here

July 2, 2010

Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, announced today that the Senate‚Äôs Select Committee on the Economy will meet on July 12 here to examine the impact of the oil spill on the economy. Gaetz has asked…

Pensacola

Donovan/Nobles PAC is formed

July 2, 2010

It’s Park Yes Stadium No. And here is the website: http://www.parkyesstadiumno.com/ City Attorney Rusty Wells, according to PNJ reporter Jamie Page, has determined the former city councilmen Marty Donovan and Jack Nobles have until August 20…

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Latest Health Advisory: July 2

July 2, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2010 PR005 Health Officials Post Oil Impact Notice for all Escambia County Gulf beach waters PENSACOLA — Due to the presence of oil products related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill,…

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Beach update: July 2

July 2, 2010

Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Update Friday, July 2 – 10:45 a.m. – Update #29 * Weather – Temperatures are expected to be near 92 degrees with winds from the east northeast. Chance of rain is…