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Environmentalists kicked out Mobile Unified Command

Environmentalists kicked out Mobile Unified Command

At the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center, the Emerald Coastkeeper (IN Rising Star Chassidy Hobbs) is allowed to be in the EOC. We've learned at BP's Unified Command Center in Mobile yesterday Casi Calloway, the Gulf regional rep for the Waterkeeper Alliance and the Mobile Baykeeper [...]

Buzz: Murzin to enter Commission District 2 race

Buzz: Murzin to enter Commission District 2 race

Before the day ends, we hear that State Rep. Dave Murzin will drop out to his State Senate race against Greg Evers and Mike Hill and file to run for Escambia County Commission, District 2. If it happens, the switch will be a clear signal that George Touart is losing his base. Stay tuned.

No more BP coeds at community meetings

No more BP coeds at community meetings

It's time to stop the "sorority teas" at the community meetings on the BP oil spill. If BP can't have a knowledgeable person (male or female) who can answer technical, financial and legal questions, then don't bother. City and county officials should refuse to sit on a stage or participate in a [...]

Exclusive: BP screwed up Exxon Valdez cleanup, too

Exclusive: BP screwed up Exxon Valdez cleanup, too

I have been trying to get a handle on what we can truly expect from British Petroleum with this Gulf oil spill. Earlier in the week, I interviewed attorney Brent Coon, who battled BP over a refinery explosion in Texas that killed 15 people and injured 170 workers and residents. Yesterday, I [...]

Okaloosa frustrated, too

Okaloosa frustrated, too

The Daily News reports that officials in Okaloosa County are just as frustrated with BP's Unified Command post as we are here. Read Okaloosa officials vent at spill bureaucracy Folks, BP isn't here to help us.

“BP is flying by the seat of its pants”

“BP is flying by the seat of its pants”

That's what Florida CFO Alex Sink says about the claims processing of British Petroleum. Read my exclusive interview with Sink on the The Daily Beast. Favorite quote: “BP clearly doesn’t know what it’s doing” --Florida’s CFO Alex Sink “The federal government should take BP out of [...]

IN website crashes

IN website crashes

Our website, inweekly.net, crashed yesterday. Not sure if it was hackers or a code issue. Our web design company is working on it. We've set up a new site, using Wordpress, to hold us over until Brand Asset Digital figures this out. Sorry for the problems. New site: newinweekly.net

Sink’s day in Pensacola

Sink’s day in Pensacola

By Sean Boone Federal and state officials were in Pensacola today to address emergency efforts for the Deep Horizon oil spill bearing down on Florida’s coastline. Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink met with Escambia County officials at a morning briefing at the county emergency operations [...]

Photo – govt reg at work

Photo – govt reg at work

From a reader: A picture is worth a thousand words............... Here is a good example of how stupid the government agencies are in relation to the entire gulf oil spill. Keep in mind the oil sheen is what, 50 miles away yet this is what the agencies require beach workers to wear while [...]

McCollum voted in favor of liability limits for BP

McCollum voted in favor of liability limits for BP

From a reader: I don’ t know if anyone cares, but it is ironic that in the wake of Exxon Valdes, McCollum voted to limit the exposure of polluters....and this session McCollum’s take home bill was limiting The atty gens ability to hire outside counsel.. In 1990, Congressman McCollum voted [...]

BP gets to sit on stage for WSRE

BP gets to sit on stage for WSRE

BP gets to continue its spin. Don't expect any technical answers for a PR person. We should allow BP on the stage only the person speaking is an engineer, clean-up expert or is writing checks. Panel of Experts Discuss Oil Spill’s Impact on Gulf Coast WSRE Airs Special “Connecting the [...]

New Logo for our BFF, British Petroleum

New Logo for our BFF, British Petroleum

Courtesy of IN reader

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