Posts Tagged ‘BP’
Collier Merrill, fresh from a special event at the James Beard House in NYC, told the IN yesterday that he's tired of hearing excuses from BP, Gulf Coast Claim Facility and the GCCF head Ken Feinberg. The Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce chairman told me that Feinberg's excuse that he is [...]
My latest article for The Daily Beast is on a new report that shows Congress bears substantial blame for the weak response to largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Funds authorized since 1990 for oil spill R&D were never appropriated. Read more.
According to the NY Times, BP will soon add a safety division to better prepare for such disasters as the Deep Horizon explosion. BP Managing Director Robert Dudley is quoted as saying the recent moves are “the first and most urgent steps in a program I am putting in place to rebuild trust [...]
A Greenpeace boat is housing a team of researchers near the site of the Deep Horizon disaster. The group is hoping to discover if the oil is being eaten up by the microbes or just settling on the bottom of the ocean. Guardian Article
On May 24, BP promised $500 million to research impact of its oil disaster on the Gulf. A panel of scientists would determine how the money would be distributed, according to the announcement. Four months later, only $40 million has been distributed. Read more.
Press Release: Based on a rigorous review by a team of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists of previously released preliminary data, the Service has compiled an expanded report of the birds rescued and collected during the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This report, which [...]
According to the AP, former BP head Tony Hayward is expected to testify in front of BP lawmakers regarding the Deep Horizon oil spill Article
Press Release: All of the hard (containment) boom deployed as part of the federal-led response but now potentially posing more risk than it offers protection for vital shorelines in Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle has now been recovered. The Incident Command Post (ICP) at Mobile [...]
The SMG Group with the Pensacola Civic Center had been in talks of bringing in country artist Dwight Yoakum as part of a TDC funded free show on Oct. 9. But the IN is now hearing that concert is off. City Councilman Larry B. Johnson, who sits on the TDC board, says he confirmed with SMG head [...]
CoreLogic, a California-based provider of information, analytics and business services, reported today that the impact of the BP DeepWater Horizon oil spill on home values in the coastal counties along the Gulf coast communities is expected to range from $648 million over one year and to as much as [...]
The website that created a stir on Monday when it published thousands of secret documents on the Afghan War is now about to go after BP, according to Forbes. Read more.
Pensacola still has much to offer visitors and we need to find creative ways to attract them. This video was produced locally and was highlighted this weekend on MSNBC. "Follow two members of a BP clean up crew as they spend the afternoon exploring Pensacola's attractions, visiting historic [...]