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Official statement on Water Quality

May 19, 2010

From Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson: Recently it has come to our attention the public concern with water quality on the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to the end of April and first of May we quickly…

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Coastkeeper speaks out

May 19, 2010

From Chasidy Fisher Hobbs, Coastkeeper Emerald Coastkeeper, Inc. I am YOUR Coastkeeper. When I took on this job I agreed to fight for swimmable, drinkable waters at all costs. I take my job very seriously. YOU…

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Latest BP Update, with subtitles, notes

May 19, 2010

As of May 18 UNDERWATER —-Subtitle “Don’t expect it to be stopped any time soon.” . The riser insertion tube tool (RITT) containment system is estimated to be collecting and carrying about 2,000 barrels a day…

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Gulf County sues BP

May 19, 2010

The News Herald (Panama City, Fla.) reports that Gulf County has filed a lawsuit against BP. According to their attorneys, Gulf County “seeks full reimbursement for the cost it incurs for their emergency action plan and…

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Brockovich’s Weeklong Trip To Coast

May 19, 2010

With the Deep Horizon oil spill threatening the Gulf Coast, national environmental activist and legal consultant Erin Brockovich has made a stop in our area to speak with media and those potentially affected by the spill.…

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News: Pelican covered in oil found at Destin

May 19, 2010

…and so it begins… Daily News reports a brown pelican covered in a light brown oily substance was found Tuesday afternoon on a Destin dock. “His body’s covered. He’s tired and weak. It’s all over him.…

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What is the truth?

May 19, 2010

From News Journal article (“Chemicals will protect the Gulf, Rep. Miller says”): “Adm. Thad Allen, the commandant of the Coast Guard, said the spill has become much more difficult to contain. As the oil has spread,…

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The Beast: How BP secretly buys PR

May 19, 2010

The need to tell the real stories of Pensacola remains. Please follow this link and comment on the article. Comments can be pro or con….they can add more information. We need to push our stories. Thank…

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Grover: We will test waters

May 19, 2010

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson called late yesterday afternoon to tell me the county will be testing the area waters regularly on Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. “We have the baseline measurements of our water quality,”…

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Aerial view of BP oil spill

May 18, 2010

BP CEO Tony Hayward tells us all is well. They tell us that they have it contained, BP wants us to return back to normal. “It’s bigger than anyone knows,” said environmentalist John Wathen, who has…