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Text from the BP battlefront

June 3, 2010

This text message was forwarded to me: I hope someone will take some initiative soon. The Coast Guard skimmer vessel also told Jerry they could not skim oil in the presence of sargasso weed. There is…

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Dignataries want to see the oil

June 3, 2010

From Escambia County EOC: The Emergency Operations Center is expecting visits from three state/federal officials today, Thursday, June 3. – Attorney Bill McCollum at 12:30 p.m. – Senator Bill Nelson at 1:30 p.m. – Chief Financial…

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BP’s Pleasure Fleet

June 3, 2010

For the past two days, I’ve been investigating BP’s much-touted Vessels of Opportunity program. One thing is certain about BP now that we’re in our sixth week of the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history—if BP…

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And so the fight begins

June 3, 2010

BP oil will start washing up on our shores soon. It’s critical we stay focused, holding BP accountable for this mess. Their representatives need to realize this isn’t as game or a nice summer vacation….this is…

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June 3 issue: The Power List

June 3, 2010

Independent News June 3, 2010 COVER STORY POWER SHIFTS IN 2010 The past year has been a tough year for area power brokers. The collapsing real estate market and financial crisis have greatly impacted the local…

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Latest report from DH Unified Command

June 3, 2010

Critical response assets are being moved across all the Gulf Coast states in preparation for potential near- and long-term oil impacts. In Alabama, the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress arrived in Mobile Bay today to protect Dauphin…

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Buzz: Oil slick looks like diarrhea

June 2, 2010

Had a guest at Martini Night stop and tell me that her husband had to drive through the oil slick to fish in the Gulf. He describe it as looking like diarrhea. I had another person…

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Buzz: Orange Beach mayor blasts BP

June 2, 2010

While Pensacola Mayor Mike Wiggins is singing kumbaya with BP, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon blasted BP representatives a town hall meeting. Kennon is upset over the boats in the Vessels of Opportunity program not being…

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News: BOP failed 62 times in three years

June 2, 2010

The Christian Science Monitor reports: The 2009 BOP reliability report: One safety-critical failure was so severe that, if a blowout had occurred at the time of the test, “they would not have been able to contain…

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Buzz: PNJ happy with our coverage

June 2, 2010

I was told today that PNJ leadership is happy with my coverage of the BP oil disaster because it gets them more advertising from BP and law firms. As you know, I have refused any BP…