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News: BP well gushing 4.2M gallons daily

June 21, 2010

The new estimate is staggering–4.2 million gallons per day. This means that in three days Deepwater Horizon exceeded Exxon Valdez. This 100,000/bbl per day estimate that we had heard from insiders two weeks ago, but it…

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BP is burning sea turtle alive

June 20, 2010

Mike Ellis is a boat captain who’s been rescuing the endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles near Deepwater Horizon. He’s got some pretty horrifying news to share: BP is burning turtles caught in the oil spill and…

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News: Okaloosa County awaits BP oil onslaught

June 20, 2010

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…

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What does BP need to do to make it right?

June 8, 2010

I asked County Commissioner Grover Robinson what would BP needs to do make it right—as they claim they will do in their ads. “If they were going to make it right, they would begin right now…

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City hires Hatch Mott

June 8, 2010

Mayor Mike Wiggins announced at the June 7, 4:30 p.m press conference at the EOC that the City has hired Hatch Mott MacDonald to monitor BP’s Bayou Chico boom containment operation. The contract was signed yesterday,…

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Why only $5000?

June 8, 2010

Yesterday, Lucia Bustamonte become the first BP representative to answer questions at an EOC press conference. I asked her how do BP come up with $5000 as the threshold for quick claim processing? The charter boat…

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Game of Three Questions

June 8, 2010

On May 26, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson sent a letter to Liz Castro about the Bayou Chico Staging Area. It was hand delivered to her at BP’s Government St. office. Robinson asked for three things:…

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CBC NEWS – Power & Politics with Evan Solomon

June 7, 2010

I am on Canadian Broadcast Corp.’s version of the PBS NewsHour – Power & Politics with Evan Solomon. The segment was taped on Pensacola Beach this afternoon. It’s under Featured Videos on http://www.cbc.ca/politics/. [at 1:29:00 mark]…

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Now Crist asks for $100M from BP

June 7, 2010

On May 17, Gov. Charlie Crist had in his office BP CEO Tony Hayward. Instead of pressing for money for the oil clean-up, the Florida governor only got $25 million from the CEO —for tourism advertising,…

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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.…