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BP cuts $5K checks to $1K

BP cuts $5K checks to $1K

In the beginning of this BP oil disaster, I reported how BP initially tried to get fishermen to sign waivers when they joined the Vessels of Opportunity. I was able to get a copy of one of the waivers, which we showed the nation on MSNBC's "Countdown." BP later claimed the waiver was mistakenly [...]

EOC: Where is the $50 million?

The state of Florida has been given $50 by BP to assist counties deal with the BP oil disaster. Ten weeks after the explosion at Deepwater Horizon, Escambia County has been told that will get $1.9 million. Commissioner Grover Robinson is still fighting for three belt skimmers to fight the oil in [...]

Judge who banned ban owns Haliburton stock

Nothing is ever clean when it comes to this BP oil disaster that is entering its ninth week. Canadian Business Online is reporting that U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman, a 1983 appointee of President Ronald Reagan and who struck down the President Obama's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling [...]

News: Okaloosa County awaits BP oil onslaught

Northwest Florida Daily News reports: As Walton County beaches witnessed their heaviest showing of tar balls to date, Okaloosa officials are gearing up for a second strong wave of weathered oil to hit shores Monday. Read more.

BP has only paid 22 percent of Florida claims

BP has only paid 22 percent of Florida claims

BP Claims Director Daryl Willis proudly claimed that BP hasn't rejected any claims. He bragged about BP renewing the $5,000 checks to fishermen and others hurt by the BP oil disaster. However, let's look a little deeper into the numbers. As per the Escambia County EOC, BP claims in Florida total [...]

Media Roundup 6.05.10

Media Roundup 6.05.10

We are in Day 46 of the BP Oil Disaster and 16 days before the Pensacola City Council meets again to express its "outrage." cfnews13.com: Computer Model Shows Oil Could Threaten Atlantic Coast By July "With news of tar balls washing up on Pensacola Beach, Florida joins the list of states [...]

Meek: “Leadership isn’t being in Pensacola to see the first drop of oil.”

I spoke yesterday with Congressman Kendrick Meek, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. Meek was in New York City and had just finished an interview on MSNBC, where he talked about the BP oil disaster. We talked about the mismanagement of the Vessels of Opportunity program and the lack of [...]

Buzz: Crist moves TDC meeting

Buzz: Crist moves TDC meeting

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has moved the meeting with tourism officials from Northwest Florida from today to Sunday. It's anticipated that he will announce his plan to split the $25M that Tony Hayward said on May 17 he would give the state to help "Gulf region return to normal operations." BP had [...]

IN May 27 issue

IN May 27 issue

COVER STORY THREE’S COMPANY Less than a year ago Governor Charlie Crist was thought by many political analysts to be a shoe-in for Mel Martinez's vacant U.S. Senate seat. OUTTAKES ALAS, PENSACOLA We are living the novel "Alas, Babylon"--the 1959 book about the fictional Florida town [...]

Plaintiffs argue to keep BP lawsuits in New Orleans

Plaintiffs argue to keep BP lawsuits in New Orleans

The attorneys for the shrimpers, commercial fisherman and others impacted by the BP oil spill have submitted their pleadings to fight the motion by BP to move all cases to its USA headquarters' location - Houston, Tx. The plaintiffs are arguing to have the cases tried in New Orleans, La. and to [...]

Oops, Jeff Miller off by 23,000 bbls per day

Oops, Jeff Miller off by 23,000 bbls per day

Last week, Congressman Jeff Miller told us that BP was getting ahead of the oil spill and had recovered 4 million gallons. His actual quote was "They continue to be able to skim more oil off the surface than is leaking." (Read more). The latest estimates are that 25,000 bbls a day are spewing [...]

Meek: Too small to fail

Meek: Too small to fail

Congressman Kendrick Meek, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, stopped by the IN offices for a few minutes before his meeting with the PNJ editorial board. Meek held an open forum last night on offshore drilling and the BP oil spill. Today he is headed to the joint command center in Mobile, [...]

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