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IN turns down BP Oil Spill ad

May 8, 2010

We received an insertion order from Valassis and Mindshare for a BP Oil Spill ad. I and my staff made the decision that we will not accept the order and turned down the ad. Here is…

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Too much to think last night

May 8, 2010

We aren’t supposed to win. British Petroleum is a global oil company, which made $5.6 billion the first three months of 2010. We are a community recovering from three hurricanes, a depressed real estate market and…

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Buzz: Pelicans for Pelicans

May 8, 2010

The Pensacola Pelicans, the area’s minor league baseball team, is working on a special fundraiser with its league, American Association of Independent Baseball, to help rescue and treat Pelicans and other birds hurt by the BP…

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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.…