Escambia County Pensacola

Sunnyside of BP

June 20, 2010

Pensacola’s unemployment has continued to drop and we have lower unemployment than the rest of the state. Expect the rate to continue to drop as BP’s contractors continue to hire more locals….if we can keep the…

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It’s time to end this nonsense

June 20, 2010

We have two has-beens–scions of old Pensacola–that are out to stop a project that will revitalize downtown Pensacola and, in the process, are trying to become relevant. Marty Donovan is the classic lose-lose personality. He doesn’t…

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Donovan/Nobles petition could cost city millions

June 19, 2010

The City has already taken the New Market Tax credits – $12 million. A condition of the New Market Tax Credits was that the City Council pass the design & build contract for the stadium (and,yes,…

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Buzz: Is Donovan lying about signatures?

June 19, 2010

He’s baaaaaaaaack. Former City Councilman Marty Donovan is trying yet another petition drive against the Community Maritime Park. This time he’s brought with Jack Nobles, Byron Kessler, Todd Synder, Dorothy Rowe, Jackie Johnston, Mark Greskovich, Malcolm…

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Buzz: Land sharks are swimming, want county $$$

June 19, 2010

Cody Rawson of Roads, Inc. has formed a new company, Shoreline Protective Services, LLC, (incorporated on June 15, 2010). He has made a proposal to provide and deploy boom for Escambia County. I’m not sure if…

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Impact of Deepwater Drilling ban

June 19, 2010

Louisiana Mid Continent Oil and Gas Association did this preliminary analysis: Impacts of President Obama’s Order Halting Work on 33 Exploratory Wells in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico The Presidential Order does not affect the 4,515…

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Tony Hayward’s opening remarks to Congress

June 18, 2010

June 17, 2010 Chairman Waxman, Chairman Stupak, Ranking Member Barton, Ranking Member Burgess, members of the Committee. I am Tony Hayward, Chief Executive of BP. The explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon and the resulting…

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Defense Attorneys hired by BP and gang

June 18, 2010

BP has hired Akerman Senterfitt, Florida’s largest law firm with offices in Tampa, Miami, as well as New York, Los Angeles and other cities across the country. Cameron International, maker of the failed blowout preventer, has…

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More Oil Drum buzz

June 18, 2010

A retired La. attorney suggests on The Oil Drum forum: “At least some of BP’s cleanup behavior seems to be an effort to maintain a claim of ownership on the spilled crude. After all, there’s billions…

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Buzz: Former champ in Vessels of Opportunity

June 18, 2010

Former boxing champion Roy Jones, Jr. is in the Vessels of Opportunity program this week. There are charter boats and commercial fishermen that are still waiting to be activated.…

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Daily Dead Wildlife Tally

June 18, 2010

Dead birds 885; Dead sea turtles 363; Dead mammals 44 Here’s the website: http://dailydeadbirds.com/…

Escambia County Pensacola Politics

Races finalized

June 18, 2010

The following were elected without opposition: City Council At-Large A: Megan Benson Pratt (Qualified 6/16/10) City Council At-Large B: Sam Hall (Qualified 6/16/10) City Council, District 3: Maren Laycock DeWeese (Qualified 6/15/10) City Council, District 4:…

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EOC: Beach Update June 18

June 18, 2010

Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Update Friday, June 18 – 10:00 a.m. – Update #15 If you see tar or oiled debris on the beach. DO NOT PICK IT UP. Report it to 1-877-389-8932 (new number)…