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Head of BP cleanup operations allegedly used inside knowledge to unload BP stock days after explosion

Head of BP cleanup operations allegedly used inside knowledge to unload BP stock days after explosion

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged yesterday Keith A. Seilhan, a former 20-year BP employee and a senior responder during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, with insider trading in BP securities based on confidential information about the magnitude of the disaster. The price of BP [...]

BP and Coast Guard halt last of the shoreline cleanup operations

BP and Coast Guard halt last of the shoreline cleanup operations

Sunday, April 20 is the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Yesterday, BP sent out a press release that said the U.S. Coast Guard has ended patrols and operations in Louisiana. Similar operations ended in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi in June 2013. “Reaching this [...]

Remembering the BP oil spill

Remembering the BP oil spill

CNN national correspondent David Mattingly recently visited Pensacola to talk about his reporting on 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill. He spent more time on the Gulf Coast during the disaster than any other national correspondent and created dozens of reports detailing the events and people involved. [...]

BP wins bids for Gulf of Mexico blocks

BP wins bids for Gulf of Mexico blocks

Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency lifted its ban on BP, the British oil giant wins big in the latest auction for oil and gas block in the Gulf of Mexico. The Wall Street Journal reports "BP was the high bidder on 24 oil and gas blocks offshore out of 31 properties it [...]

BP pays Walton County $7.6 million

BP pays Walton County $7.6 million

The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that Walton County has received $7.6 million from BP due to recently negotiated settlement in its three-year lawsuit regarding the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill . The County Commission has received a check for $3,356,219.14 and the Tourist Development [...]

Important BP meeting today for people with disabilities and other under-represented persons

Important BP meeting today for people with disabilities and other under-represented persons

The Center for Independent Living Disability Resource Center invites people with disabilities and other under-represented persons or groups to a discussion on how they can fully participate in the process that will determine how millions of dollars from the BP oil disaster will be used in our [...]

Tar balls still being found on Pensacola Beach

Tar balls still being found on Pensacola Beach

FDEP personnel Dominic Marcanio and Joey Whibbs conducted on Jan. 31 post-response monitoring surveys in Escambia County, Florida, with a focus in the Fort Pickens area. A total of 328 tar balls were collected during their survey, amounting to nearly two pounds removed from these sections of [...]

BP has new target to avoid paying claims

BP has new target to avoid paying claims

BP has found a new target to avoid paying claims resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster: court-appointed administrator Patrick Juneau. Juneau evaluates the compensation claims. BP wants Federal Judge Carl Barbier to tighten his standards used for paying claims, asserting that some [...]

Important BP meeting for people with disabilities and other underrepresented persons

Important BP meeting for people with disabilities and other underrepresented persons

The Center for Independent Living Disability Resource Center invites people with disabilities and other underrepresented persons or groups to a discussion on how they can fully participate in the process that will determine how millions of dollars from the BP oil disaster will be used in our [...]

Outtakes #5: How Do You Like Us Now

Outtakes #5: How Do You Like Us Now

Last year, Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson blasted the local media declaring we were the worst enemy of the county. Most of his ire was directed at the Pensacola News Journal for their coverage of his alleged involvement in the personnel decisions at the county’s equestrian center, [...]

BP announces another big deepwater oil discovery in the gulf…Oh, sh#$

BP announces another big deepwater oil discovery in the gulf…Oh, sh#$

BP unveiled yesterday a significant oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico. The British oil giant said it made the large discovery in the Gila prospect, which is co-owned with ConocoPhillips. The well is about 300 miles southwest of New Orleans and required drilling to a depth of 5.5 miles. Here is [...]

Hatchery one step closer to reality

Hatchery one step closer to reality

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel Vinyard announced yesterday in Panama City that several Florida Panhandle counties are slated for about $90 million worth of early restoration projects to address areas impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil-spill. A total of 28 [...]

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