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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 [...]

Now Crist asks for $100M from BP

Now Crist asks for $100M from BP

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, not hard expenses. This weekend---nearly three weeks later- Crist demands $100M from BP. What [...]

Where was BP at 4:30 press conference?

Where was BP at 4:30 press conference?

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 this? Shouldn't they be at every meeting we have?" "They should be at every [...]

News: Should beaches be closed?

News: Should beaches be closed?

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. While the Escambia County Commission is the final authority on the [...]

More BP globs headed our way

More BP globs headed our way

From The Ledger: Oil Crisis Focus Now On Tactics Pushed by the strong prevailing wind and currents, the globs of today will become the tar balls of tomorrow on the Panhandle beaches. Key points from the article: Florida officials asked for and got a promise from BP to provide 20 more [...]

Morning Beach Walk: June 5, 2010

Morning Beach Walk: June 5, 2010

I walked Pensacola Beach this morning around 6 a.m., wanting to see the beach before the cleanup crews arrived. TV vans lined the parking lot at Casino Beach, about dozen people were walking the beach. When I think of tarballs, I picture black golf-ball-size globs. The beach is dotted with brown [...]

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 [...]

Beast Corps: Cabinet visits Escambia County

From Beast Corps correspondent Franklin Hayes: As the largest potential economic disaster loomed in the Gulf of Mexico just a few miles off the coast of Pensacola Beach, the Sunshine State’s sitting Governor addressed reporters gathered in Escambia County’s Emergency Operations Center [...]

Buzz: Orange Beach mayor blasts BP

While Pensacola Mayor Mike Wiggins is singing kumbaya with BP, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon blasted BP representatives a town hall meeting. Kennon is upset over the boats in the Vessels of Opportunity program not being paid and on how BP and its Unified Command Center have dragged their feet on [...]

Contest: What should BP stand for?

Contest: What should BP stand for?

TrueMajority.org has a contest: What should BP's initials stand for? With millions of gallons of oil still swirling in the Gulf, BP has refused to answer questions about what caused the Deepwater Horizon rig to explode, how much oil it's leaking or when this nightmare might end. This from [...]

BP hires uber Barbie

BP hires uber Barbie

BP has found it has too many men speaking for it nationally and will now use its local BP Barbie approach nationwide. "BP Barbie" is my description for the various female community liaisons hired by the oil giant to deflect criticism and avoid answering any difficult questions. Instead 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 [...]

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