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Valentino Vents

Valentino Vents

Escambia County Commission Chairman Gene Valentino learned about the mess over at the chamber of commerce a few days ago. “I’m a little disappointed with the whole thing,” he said this morning. “I don’t wish any ill will to the chamber, but boy, am I disappointed.” The commission [...]

RESTORE Ready

Escambia County’s RESTORE advisory committee was unveiled tonight. The Escambia County Commission approved the nine member committee, and also named two alternates. The committee, which will assess projects competing for funds stemming from Clean Water Act fines levied against BP for the 210 [...]

The RESTORE Team

The RESTORE Team

Escambia County’s RESTORE Act advisory committee is almost in place. The nine-member body is on the table for Thursday’s county commission meeting. Commissioners are assembling the committee to assess potential uses for the expected windfall of funds stemming from the yet-to-be determined [...]

RESTORE’s Mr. Green

RESTORE’s Mr. Green

A collection of local environmental organizations have selected Christian Wagley to represent environmental concerns on the Escambia County Commission’s RESTORE Act advisory committee. Wagley, who owns Sustainable Town Concepts, an environmentally focused consulting firm, said he considers [...]

The Green Seat

Escambia County has issued a list of organizations that have, to date, met the qualifications to participate in the selection of an environmental representative to sit on the county commission’s RESTORE Act advisory committee. The following groups have been qualified, or are tentatively [...]

Rep. Miller Assessing BP Settlement

Rep. Miller Assessing BP Settlement

Rep. Jeff Miller’s (R-Fla.) chief of staff said this afternoon that the congressman was still assessing the recently announced $4.5 billion settlement with BP over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but that he did not think it pertained to money associated with the RESTORE [...]

BP’s Early Restoration Dollars, Round Two

The public will have the opportunity tonight to review and comment on a recently released plan from the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees. The plan outlines the second round of projects slated to receive funding from a $1 billion BP fund dedicated to early restoration in [...]

Grover and the Governor

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson will be in Tallahassee tomorrow. He’s looking to meet with Florida Gov. Rick Scott. “My hope is to meet with the governor’s office late afternoon,” the commissioner said. Robinson wants to speak with Scott regarding the as-of-yet unrealized [...]

BP: ‘Cofferdam’ is ‘Probable Source’

After three days of inspecting the Macondo well, BP has announced that the current oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico is likely due to the ‘cofferdam’—a 86-ton dome used in one of the company’s failed containment attempts. “The latest survey marks the third time since the Macondo well was [...]

Congressmen Want BP’S Sheen Specifics

Two members of the U.S. Congress have requested that BP turn over all information pertaining to the current oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil company is currently investigating the source of a sheen that appeared in mid-September at the site of the 2010 oil spill. Reps. Ed Markey [...]

Where’s the Oil Coming From?

For more than a month, a persistent oil sheen has been seen in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. After positively linking the oil to BP’s Macondo well, federal officials have suggested the oil is escaping from drilling wreckage on the gulf’s floor, but a [...]

Miller on Possible BP Settlement Option

The U.S. government and BP are in settlement talks over how much the oil company will be paying as a result of the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico. One possible offer apparently on the table involves diverting a greater portion of the fines toward a Natural Resource Damage Assessment and reducing [...]

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