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Escambia Oil Update

June 7, 2010

From PIO Sonya Daniel: *Escambia Disaster Response* – Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill *Sunday, June 6 – 5:30 p.m. – Update #37* * If you see tar or oiled debris on the beach, *DO NOT PICK IT…

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My Press Conference Pledge

June 7, 2010

From now on, I will do my best to attend every EOC press conference. I will be just as aggressive as I was yesterday–asking direct questions and holding elected officials and BP accountable for their statements…

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Where was BP at 4:30 press conference?

June 7, 2010

At the Sunday, June 6, 4:30 pm press conference, BP had no representative. I asked Commissioners Gene Valentino and Kevin White, “Shouldn’t BP be a part of this press conference since that are actually responsible for…

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News: Should beaches be closed?

June 7, 2010

The Associated Press spent a significant part of yesterday’s press conferences focusing on whether our beaches should be closed. The Pensacola New Journal used some of the AP coverage for their article today on that issue.…

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Is BP punishing Charter Boat leaders?

June 7, 2010

One of my sources for my article on the Vessels of Opportunity for The Daily Beast was Scott Robson, president of the Destin Charter Boat Association. Robson is also the captain that took Gov. Charlie Crist…

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BP hires unemployed to work beaches

June 6, 2010

Actual Press Release [I kid you not]: Date June 5, 2010 MOBILE, Ala. – The Unified Command in Mobile announced today the first deployment of the Qualified Community Responder (QCR) program that will put unemployed individuals…

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Rants & Raves

June 6, 2010

Because we have been so tight for space in the paper, we’ve not run Rants & Raves for the past month. Here are some the letters to the editor and emails that we’ve received: Rick: Great…

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Commissioner says don’t believe BP

June 6, 2010

I returned to the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center for the first time in four weeks…and I got some memorable quotes and answers that reputed much of what BP spokesperson Lucia Bustamonte said on WEAR TV…

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BP offers photo op to national media

June 6, 2010

BP is still working hard to win over the national media. Here are photos taken by Kim Carmichael of the media looking at the tugboat that is supposed to decontaminate the boats that ride through the…

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Why I call them BP Barbies

June 6, 2010

I’ve taken some heat for not being politically correct with my description of the spokeswomen for British Petroleum as “BP Barbie.” On Saturday night, WEAR TV 3 had a live interview with yet another spokesperson for…

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Pensacola Blogs ranked in Top 10

June 6, 2010

BlogNetNews ranks the most influential blogs in the state. Our area has top in the top 10: Ricksblog.biz and Pensacola Beach Blog: 1: ricksblog.biz 2: EYE ON MIAMI 3: The Buzz 4: South Florida Daily Blog…