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DEP holding up Escambia County oil spill plan

I did receive a phone call from an Escambia County official late last night. He told me that the word from the Unified Command in Mobile is that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is holding up approval of the county's plan to stop oil from getting inside Pensacola Bay and the [...]

Notes on Beach Town Hall meeting, May 3

Please forgive any typos in these notes. Have been operating on pots of coffee, Bud Light and Ny Nick's wings for 72 straight hours. Gulf Breeze idea Mayor Beverly Zimmern and City Manager Buzz Eddy want to place booms under the Bob Sikes Bridge and the Pensacola Bay Bridge....alas they, too, [...]

AWOL Elected Officials

AWOL Elected Officials

LIST OF MISSING ELECTED OFFICIALS Commissioners Marie Young, Wilson Robertson, Kevin White Pensacola City Council, expect for P.C. Wu, Larry Johnson, Diane Mack and Mayor Mike Wiggins. ECUA Board - all of them State Reps Greg Evers, Matt Gaetz and Clay Ford-----Dave Murzin has been very [...]

Notes on May 3 EOC meeting

First has anyone seen Escambia County Commissioners Marie Young and Wilson Robertson. Neither has shown for the briefings for this unprecedented environmental disaster. Maybe BP is holding them hostage. ---- That being said the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center is at Level 2 Partial [...]

Countdown with Keith Olbermann

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Outzen on MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann tonight

I have been booked to open Keith Olbermann's Countdown tonight at 7 p.m. The Daily Beast article has dominated today's traffic and they have requested more articles. Thank you for the support.

Miller wants BP to escrow funds

Congressman Jeff Miller is worried about the impact of cleaning up the BP oil spill will have on local governments that are already operating under tight budgets. Miller told us at the press conference at the Escambia County EOC that plans to work the Congressional delegation from the other Gulf [...]

CFO Sink told to call BP 800 number for info

CFO Sink told to call BP 800 number for info

Florida's Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink was told by the PR girl for British Petroleum that Sink, who is also a Democratic candidate for Florida governor, that could call the oil giant's 800-number if she wanted to talk with someone higher up in the company. Sink wasn't too happy about the [...]

More local voices on BP spill

More local voices on BP spill

I am committed to making sure our local voices are heard on this environmental disaster. I published an article today on the national website The Daily Beast - "Tension in the Gulf." The Beast has ranked as the second most important story of the morning, but to keep its prominence I need you to [...]

BP Hot Line: What to expect

BP Hot Line: What to expect

I called last night the BP Hot Line for oil spill claims ( 1-800-440-0858). Got a call center and was told that I had to give them some information and then a claim adjuster would call me back. Information requested: Name, location of damages, amount of loss, social security number, date of birth, [...]

Interview with Ala. Charter Boat Capt.

I have been trying to find a fisherman who attended the Bayou La Batre town hall meeting. I found Capt. Thierry: Capt. Mike Thierry, who owns Capt Mike's Deep Sea Fishing, attended the meeting and walked away with a different impression of BP “I think BP is trying to work with us,” says [...]

Southern States’ Attorney Generals meet in Mobile

This afternoon Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum attended a meeting of the Attorneys General of the five states bordering the Gulf of Mexico today in Mobile, Alabama. Also attending were Attorneys General Troy King of Alabama, Greg Abbot of Texas, James “Buddy” Caldwell of Louisiana, and [...]

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