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Drive by Truckers – uncensored interviewed

Drive by Truckers – uncensored interviewed

As he geared up for another run of Drive By Truckers shows,including Tuesday, April 10 at Vinyl Music Hall, Patterson Hood spent a few minutes with the IN speaking about his band, the “duality of the Southern Thing” and how Newt Gingrich won Georgia in the primaries ... IN: Y’all have just [...]

Oil Spill Restoration Meeting in Gulf Shores

There’s another chance tonight to comment on initial oil spill restoration projects slated for the Gulf Coast. After a holding meetings in Florida earlier this month, officials presenting the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment have [...]

Bargain Basement BP-Boom

Bargain Basement BP-Boom

Still searching for Christmas gifts? How about 3,000 feet of hard boom left over from the 2010 oil spill? The City of Orange Beach, Ala., is auctioning off its surplus boom on govdeals.com. “We’d all be happy to get $10,000,” said Phillip West, the city’s coastal resources [...]

Nodine stands trial today

Nodine stands trial today

Stephen Nodine is a true Pensacola phenomenon, a rising star that soared into the Pensacola on the back of a Northrop Grumman Air Tanker and today, two years later, stands trial for murder. From 2008-2009, Nodine could do no wrong. He was billed as the politician that understood economic [...]

Problem on Alabama side of Key

Problem on Alabama side of Key

Spoke last night with Commissioner Gene Valentino who drove late yesterday an ATV on the beach from Perdido Pass to Eden Condominiums. He said that the Alabama side had "dinner table size" mats of oil mousse on the beach. The Florida side was peppered with tarball specks...and that wasn't [...]

Latest BP Update, with subtitles, notes

Latest BP Update, with subtitles, notes

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 (b/d) of oil to flow up to the drillship Discoverer Enterprise on the surface [...]

What is the truth?

What is the truth?

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, it has formed different consistencies, from a widespread sheen that can be skimmed [...]

Grover and Goodin met with BP in D.C.

Grover and Goodin met with BP in D.C.

I spoke with Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson this morning about his and Santa Rosa Commissioner Gordon Goodin's meetings with the Coast Guard and British Petroleum. Congressman Jeff Miller set up the meetings as part of the Gulf Coast/Washington trip for area leaders that lobbies [...]

The Black Gold Untold

The Black Gold Untold

by IN South Alabama correspondent Dawn Butler.. About the size of Pensacola Beach is Dauphin Island, Alabama, where the oil first came ashore in our neck of the woods. Tar balls, the TV meteorologists turned oilologists, call them. Alabama Governor Bob Riley said he would block Mobile Bay with [...]

Deepwater Horizon – Not the First Gulf Oil Leak

Deepwater Horizon – Not the First Gulf Oil Leak

By IN Reporter Ryne Ziemba... Currently, there are roughly 4,000 oil rigs off the Gulf Coast of the United States, with the exception of Florida’s coast which has yet to allow drilling off its shores. Of these thousands of oil rigs, there is an intricate system of pipes that connect the rigs [...]

Sink’s day in Pensacola

Sink’s day in Pensacola

By Sean Boone Federal and state officials were in Pensacola today to address emergency efforts for the Deep Horizon oil spill bearing down on Florida’s coastline. Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink met with Escambia County officials at a morning briefing at the county emergency operations [...]

BP Blueprint for Pensacola

BP Blueprint for Pensacola

After fighting the oil giant for four years, Texas attorney Brent Coon says, “Nobody knows more about BP than we do.” Coon heads Brent Coon & Associates, Beaumont, Texas law firm with 12 offices across the country. His firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a rig worker injured in the [...]

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