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Why aren’t skimmers working off our water?

July 1, 2010

Commissioner Grover Robinson said that the EOC press conference the helicopters and satellite images show that there are no skimmers off our shores, but there are several working in Mississippi and Alabama. “The skimmers are stopping…

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EOC: Where is the $50 million?

July 1, 2010

The state of Florida has been given $50 by BP to assist counties deal with the BP oil disaster. Ten weeks after the explosion at Deepwater Horizon, Escambia County has been told that will get $1.9…

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Submit Your Questions to BP’s Top Exec

July 1, 2010

Press Release: Submit Your Questions to BP’s Top Executive When “America Speaks to BP” Live July 1 at 2:30 PM CST Pensacola, Fla. — On Thursday, July 1 at 2:30 pm CST, Ray Suarez of the…

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June 30 photos

July 1, 2010

From Kim Carmichael: Oil was close to reaching certain spots on Ft. Pickens Rd today. In the third picture you can see how close the oil is to a turtle’s nest. For the third day in…

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Pensacola Beach is the Wild West

July 1, 2010

Who is in charge of the cleanup/cover up activities on Pensacola Beach? Heavy equipment is destroying the beach daily. I have a confirmed report from a county official that at least one sand dune has been…

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BP walks out of Crist’s Oil Spill Meeting

July 1, 2010

Yesterday, Gov. Crist held an Oil Spill Economic Recovery Task Force Meeting at the University of West Florida. According to reports I received from the meeting, BP was there in full force. BP VP of Resources…

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Good Summary of Legal Forum

July 1, 2010

CPA Bob Holmes attended the Pensacola Chamber’s forum on the legal issues involving the BP oil disaster. Here are some notes that he took at the meeting: At the Town Hall meeting a PJC this morning…

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Vuvuzelas for BP

June 30, 2010

Jen Bullock, a member of The Beast Corps, sent me this: BP is not feeling the pain they are causing in the Gulf. BP is spending millions on PR. In order to put a bit of…

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Baker Panel Report: BP has safety issues

June 30, 2010

“No accidents, no harm to people, and no damage to the environment” that was the safety motto for BP in 2005. The same year, the BP Texas City refinery exploded resulting in 15 deaths and more…

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More photos from Beach

June 30, 2010

This email and photos were sent to me: At 11:00 this morning, Savannah took these pictures of the beach just east of the gate to Ft. Pickens/National Seashore. The wave action resulting from Tropical Storm/Hurricane Alex…

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Viewpoint: The Mummification of America

June 30, 2010

I received this July 4th viewpoint: In 1952, President Harry S. Truman spoke at the dedication of the National Archives in Washington, D.C., where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were displayed together for the first…

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Beach Update: June 30

June 30, 2010

Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Update Wednesday, June 30 – 10:00 a.m. – Update #27 Everyone is advised to avoid contact with tar balls or oiled debris on the beaches. *Weather – Temperatures are expected to…

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Beach Health Advisory Extended

June 30, 2010

From the Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier to the FL/AL state line. This extends the current advisory issued on Monday June 28th west to the FL/AL state line. To minimize potential health impacts, individuals should always: Avoid…

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Nominees from Judge

June 30, 2010

Press Release: NOMINEES FOR COUNTY COURT JUDGE IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has nominated the attorneys listed below to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Escambia County Judge David Ackerman:…

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BP says no sand being brought on to beach

June 29, 2010

Here is an email exchange between Pensacola City Councilman Larry Johnson and BP spokesperson Lucia Bustamante: From: Larry B. Johnson [mailto:ljohnson@ci.pensacola.fl.us] Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:36 PM To: Bustamante, Lucia R Cc: lbjjusa@aol.com Subject: Sand?…