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Containment box 200 ft. above leak

May 8, 2010

According to NPR, the containment structure was most recently reported as just 200 feet above the leak. Reuters reports the 98-ton structure is suspended just over the leak while crews using remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) prepare…

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EPA Responds to the BP Oil Spill

May 8, 2010

Press Release: EPA Responds to the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico Since the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico on April 22, 2010, EPA has mobilized resources to support the U.S.…

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DEP pulls approval of Santa Rosa booming plan

May 7, 2010

The state pulled today its approval of Santa Rosa County’s plan to boom the Pensacola Bay and Bob Sikes bridges just the County Commission was preparing to review and approve a bid for the job. The…

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TPM: BP Lobby & PR strategy

May 7, 2010

TPMMuckraker reported this week on who are the ones handling damage control for British Petroleum: Tony Podesta, brother to former Clinton White House chief of staff John Podesta. Michele Davis of Brunswick Group LLP, a former…

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Environmentalists kicked out Mobile Unified Command

May 7, 2010

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…

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No more BP coeds at community meetings

May 7, 2010

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…

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Okaloosa frustrated, too

May 7, 2010

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.…

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“BP is flying by the seat of its pants”

May 7, 2010

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…

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IN website crashes

May 7, 2010

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…

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Sink’s day in Pensacola

May 6, 2010

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…

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Photo – govt reg at work

May 6, 2010

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…

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McCollum voted in favor of liability limits for BP

May 6, 2010

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…

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BP gets to sit on stage for WSRE

May 6, 2010

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…