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Coastkeeper update

Coastkeeper update

Press release: Flow rate update, with information from the Incident Command: The National Incident Command’s Flow Rate Technical Group (FRTG) has developed an independent estimate for the rate at which oil is flowing from BP’s leaking well. Using three different methodologies, the FRTG has [...]

Thomas barely holds on to Paul FCAT gains

Thomas barely holds on to Paul FCAT gains

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas dismisses the one point drop in FCAT reading scores for third graders in the Friday edition of the BP marketing solution, Pensacola News Journal. Thomas tells the PNJ that the district held on to significant gains it has made in recent years. Of course, Thomas [...]

Crist withholds funds for Panhandle

Crist withholds funds for Panhandle

Gov. Charlie Crist will be on Pensacola Beach tomorrow for an appearance on Fox & Friends around 7:15 a.m. Shortly after that national TV appearance, Crist will announce that none of the $25 million that BP is giving the state for tourism will come to Escambia County... unless the county matches [...]

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 [...]

Three Little Pigs Roundup

Three Little Pigs Roundup

Three Little Pigs article is the most popular article on The Daily Beast. Fark.com (One of my favorite sites): Light-hearted "three little pigs"-themed internal BP memo argues that building blast resistant shelters for workers would cost more than their lives are worth to the company [...]

Yahoo picks up Three Little Pigs

Yahoo picks up Three Little Pigs

From Yahoo: "Just when you thought BP's image problem couldn't get any worse... The Daily Beast's Rick Outzen has uncovered an internal BP document illustrating how the company demonstrated the money-saving benefits of housing employees in trailers that could go up in flames during an explosion [...]

Don’t feel sorry for Liz Castro

Don’t feel sorry for Liz Castro

The BP Barbie who claimed that she is the nationwide director of civic affairs for the oil giant that made $5.6 billion in the first quarter of this year. She is a "Stepford Wives" version of community relations--delivering prepared messages and reading from Powerpoint presentations. She is the [...]

Photos you have to see

Photos you have to see

The Boston Globe has put together this collection of photos concerning the BP crude oil hitting the shores of Louisiana. Check them out and understand more why I can't sleep: Oil reaches Louisiana shores

Every time I see this video, my temper flares

Every time I see this video, my temper flares

This is BP CEO Tony Hayward with Florida Gov. Charlie Crist telling us, "We are very confident that will be able to contain the spill in the vicinity of the leak and the big focus is now how do we get the people of the Gulf Coast region back to normal operations." Thanks, Palm Beach Post

BP cut corners at Deepwater

BP cut corners at Deepwater

The Orlando Sentinel reports that have obtained documents that BP chose a less-expensive, less-reliable method for completing the Deepwater Horizon well. ...BP's choice of well design as one in which the final phase called for a 13,293-foot-long length of permanent pipe, called "casing," to be [...]

BP killed my dog, tempers run high

BP killed my dog, tempers run high

The Miami Herald is at Grand Isles, La. where BP's black crude is destroying the ecosystem. Workers in knee-high rubber boots and hard hats shoveled polluted black sand and gobs of oil into plastic bags on the beaches of Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge. "The government allowed this to happen,'' [...]

Tar balls on Pensacola Beach

Tar balls on Pensacola Beach

We are getting reports that tar balls have washed on to Pensacola Beach. Fox 10 is reporting three were found by a Gulf Breeze family at Fort Pickens. The Coast Guard reports there have been more than 50 tar balls found in the Florida Panhandle area....but the USCG adds this qualifier "only four of [...]

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