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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 [...]

Australian version of 60 Minutes looks at the health catastrophe caused by BP using dispersants in 2010 (Video)

Australian version of 60 Minutes looks at the health catastrophe caused by BP using dispersants in 2010 (Video)

In the summer of 2010, BP used Corexit oil dispersants to make the catastrophe look less severe, but little was known at the time about the long-term environmental effects of the chemicals used. Subsequent studies have shown that the chemicals increased the toxicity of the spill by as much as 52 [...]

The Endless List of BP Crimes (VIDEO)

Last weekend, I did an interview for Ring of Fire on the BP spin machine. The corporate-controlled media has let BP off the hook, not just for their crimes in the Gulf of Mexico, but for their crimes all over the country. But we aren’t willing to give the company a free pass for killing [...]

Revenge of the BP Barbies

Revenge of the BP Barbies

In the weeks after Deepwater Horizon explosion in April 2010, but before the oil and tar balls began washing ashore, BP sent out into the coastal communities of the Gulf Coast an army of young, female marketing reps to handle the scared, angry mobs of locals worried about their businesses and [...]

BP faces $28 million fine for allegedly manipulating natural gas price…no surprise here

BP faces $28 million fine for allegedly manipulating natural gas price…no surprise here

Reuters is reporting this morning that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Enforcement has ordered BP Plc to show cause why a unit of the British oil company should not be found to have manipulated the natural gas market and to pay a fine of $28 million and disgorge $800,000 plus [...]

Sustainable Development, Leveraging RESTORE

A presentation tomorrow evening will focus on sustainable development, and how such an approach can benefit local communities. The presentation— entitled Sensible Sustainable Development: Leveraging RESTORE Act Funding to Create Lasting Value for the Pensacola Bay Area—will be made by [...]

RESTORE Tour Kicks Off in Pensacola

RESTORE Tour Kicks Off in Pensacola

Many of the attendees at Monday’s Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council public input session sported stickers that read ‘RESTORING Our Environment RESTORES Our Economy.’ The council’s executive director took notice. “I see the stickers,” Justin Ehrenwerth told the standing [...]

RESTORE Reminder

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council is hosting a meeting tonight in an effort to gather public input on an initial draft of its Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy. The plan—which establishes restoration goals for the Gulf Coast in the wake of the 2010 [...]

RESTORE Council Coming to Town

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council recently released an initial draft of the Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy, along with a draft environmental assessment. A meeting in Pensacola next week kicks off a public input tour, prior to the release of a final [...]

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