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EOC: Update June 13 4:30 pm

June 13, 2010

Two plumes south of Pensacola Pass – a large plume of weathered oil nine miles out, it’s two miles wide and 40 miles long; non-weather oil plume three miles out. BP is working for a decontamination…

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Chance to Speak in DC

June 13, 2010

CLEAN ENERGY WORKS GULF COAST FLY-IN Information for Potential Participants WHAT – Clean Energy Works (CEW) is a coalition of organizations, including National Wildlife Federation, Environmental Defense Fund, Environment America, League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club,…

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Update on Pensacola Pass (photo)

June 13, 2010

More from Pensacola Pass: A small clean up boat has arrived now. Keep in mind there is quite a bit of oil and there are numerous clean up crews parked along the pass just sitting there…

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Tea Party doesn’t get it

June 13, 2010

Here is the latest message from the National Tea Party. Instead of talking about British Petroleum, Cheney’s hand in the deregulation of offshore drilling and the corruption of Mineral Management Services, the Tea Party is fights…

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Text messages from readers

June 13, 2010

My readers are the best sources for what is happening: I’m in the sound on the boat right now directly across from the ranger station. There is globs (a lot) of thick oil floating around. I’m…

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EOC: Wiggins report

June 13, 2010

Mayor Mike Wiggins reported that Bayou Texar now has triple booming. City staff is booming the grass areas near the trestle and Wayside Park. The second phase of Greenshores (near Pitt’s Slip) has boom. Pitt’s Slip…

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EOC: Unified Command

June 13, 2010

Two barges recovering oil collided last night in Perdido Key, sparking a small fire. The incident has been contained according to Unified Command.…

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EOC: BP report

June 13, 2010

Lucia Bustamante, BP spokesman, said the much-anticipated beach rakes (which will scoop up the BP globs) are at the Bayou Chico staging area. The new deputy incident leader for BP, Ian Livett, is in Pensacola to…

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Grover’s message for President Obama

June 13, 2010

Comm. Grover Robinson: We need better communication. We need more boats to fight this battle. I don’t want to hear about EPA regulations, Jones Act impeding the boats being deployed. Whatever is blocking us needs to…

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EOC: Oil in Pensacola Pass

June 13, 2010

Twenty vessels fighting it. Commissioner Grover Robinson flew over the area in an ECSO helicopter. Pensacola Beach appeared clear. There were orange patches in Pensacola Bay near the Ranger station. Boats were skimming it up. Sheen…