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We have lost our beach

June 25, 2010

Last night I visited Pensacola Beach to see a demonstration by Rip Kirby of the University of South Florida Coastal Research Lab of the oil that is in the sand–oil that can only be seen with…

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Escambia EOC Update June 24

June 25, 2010

Escambia Disaster Response – Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Thursday, June 24, 4:45 p.m. – Update #53 (Day 66 of the oil spill response) * Report tar or oiled debris on the beach 1-877-389-8932 or #DEP from…

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Health Dept rescinds health advisory

June 25, 2010

News media — The health department is RESCINDING the current health advisory for the area listed below. This is a highly dynamic situation varying by tide, current, and wind changes/direction and we expect to frequently give…

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Is this the best BP can do?

June 24, 2010

BP is one of the largest corporations in the world. They’ve told us that they have their best and brightest minds on this. They asked for all our help and ideas in early May at the…

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Beach Update June 24

June 24, 2010

Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Update Thursday, June 24 – 11:30 a.m. – Update #21 If you see tar or oiled debris on the beach. DO NOT PICK IT UP. Report it to 1-877-389-8932 (new number)…

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Buzz: Oil On Sound Beaches

June 24, 2010

We’re hearing there is significant oil coating the shorelines within the Sound. Kayaks and other rented vessels from local beach resorts have been coming onshore covered in layers.…

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Should Salazar Be Canned?

June 24, 2010

Despite much talk of removing Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar in recent weeks, he still has some support—particularly in his former stomping grounds of Colorado. http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20100624/OPINION/6240333/1048…

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Do you see it, too?

June 24, 2010

Every time a BP exec comes to Pensacola whatever he says “blows up” the next day. Vessels of Opportunity: They brag about how they are putting fishermen to work. My investigation revealed that they signed up…

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More photos: Pensacola Beach June 23

June 24, 2010

These photos are from Kim Carmichael, a professional photographer that was helped us see what is really happening. I’ve started to wonder if I should add the year to my titles. Mr. Suttles and Mr. Hayward,…

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Buzz: BP fails Pensacola Beach

June 23, 2010

On the day the Pensacola News Journal gives front-page coverage to BP exec Doug Suttles, who assures readers that there is no oil near the shores of Pensacola Beach, the beach is covered with oil. There…

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LeMieux is upset about Pensacola Beach

June 23, 2010

Senator LeMieux speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate about a recent report that oil is washing ashore Pensacola Beach, FL. LeMieux is outraged that most of this oil washing ashore could have been prevented…

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School District Backtracks

June 23, 2010

We were initially told the School District has two offers for the Brownsville Middle School building. Now it looks like there hasn’t been any serious offers on the table yet. Here is an e-mail from Shawn…

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Questions Suttles should have been asked

June 23, 2010

BP COO Doug Suttles flew into Pensacola yesterday. He visited Ft. Pickens to watch workers clean up a relatively light mess on the beach there. He went to the Santa Rosa Island Authority offices for a…