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News: Relief well ready in 18 days

June 28, 2010

Bloomberg reports: “BP may complete within two and a half weeks the first of two relief wells aimed at ending the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the London-based Times reported. The relief well is within 200…

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Beach Update: June 28

June 28, 2010

Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Update Monday, June 28 – 11:00 a.m. – Update #25 * Weather- Temperatures continue to be in the 90s. Winds will be from the south southeast. Chance of rain is 60…

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Are you getting sick?

June 28, 2010

I’ve been receiving numerous emails and phone calls about people getting severe headaches, nosebleeds and sinus problems. People who have swam in the gulf have developed rashes. What are you hearing, seeing and feeling?…

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Write EPA about dispersants

June 28, 2010

From Chasidy Hobbs, Emerald Coastkeeper: I wrote to you yesterday about a plan to get dispersants off EPA’s approved list of means of dealing with an oil spill. Write your letters TODAY! A postcard will due,…

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Open letter from Lucy “LuLu” Buffett

June 28, 2010

Dear coastal inhabitants everywhere and all who know the joy of putting their toes in the ocean: I can’t remember when we have had a lovelier spring along the Gulf Coast. In recent years, we have…

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City on Fire in the Gulf

June 28, 2010

Washington Post: Dead ahead through the helicopter windshield, it appears like a mirage at the hazy horizon: a city in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. A city on fire….read more.…

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News: Buffet concert coming together

June 28, 2010

The Mobile Press Register has a good article on behind the scene of Thursday’s Jimmy Buffet concert in Gulf Shores. More than 1 million people sought the 22,500 free tickets that were snapped up in an…

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News: Okaloosa Co. gets Doobies and $2M

June 28, 2010

Daily News reports that more than 4,000 people attended Rock the Beach, with the Doobie Brothers (read more). Also BP have agreed to pay Okaloosa County $2 million to help cover the costs of the county’s…

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BP could hire Escambia County

June 28, 2010

The AP reports that BP is considering James Witt, the former FEMA director under Pres. Clinton, to help with community relations. (Read more). John Temperilli of James Lee Witt Associates has been advising Escambia County on…

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New beach game

June 27, 2010

Find the tar balls. Beachgoers are digging to find them. Dr Lanza has a problem.…

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News: Every NWFL county is trying to protect bays

June 27, 2010

Orlando Sentinel reports: “Authorities now know they have a running, unpredictable battle on their hands as they struggle to protect the sea grasses and marshes along the Panhandle. And so some pass-protection systems are getting a…

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Email on BP in Bayou Chico

June 26, 2010

To the Pensacola City Council (which doesn’t meet again until July 19): I live in a townhouse on Mahogany Mill Pond, and I am very concerned about the Bayou Chico BP decontamination operation to be located…