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Politics

Gelber quits law firm after BP hires it

June 29, 2010

Naked Politics is reporting that Democratic Attorney General candidate Dan Gelber has quit the his law firm, Akerman Senterfitt, on Thursday after BP hired the firm to represent it in the oil claims process. Read more.…

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Sen. Gaetz gives Disaster Update

June 22, 2010

For Immediate Release June 22, 2010 4:30 p.m. CST Latest Oil Spill Developments Dear Neighbor, As dime to five inch-sized tar balls and tar “patties” continue to slowly inundate the Northwest Florida coastline, officials with the…

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Gaetz report

June 5, 2010

The following is the Friday report from State Sen. Don Gaetz. The only exception I have is that we were told that BP initially responded with six two-man crews, but maybe they upped the number when…

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Tea Party upset over Outtakes

May 31, 2010

Email from a Pensacola Tea Party protester: Mr. Outzen, I was taken aback by your characterization (in your Vol 11 #20 issue) of tea partiers as displaying “racist-phony anger” compared to the all these disparate people…

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Aronberg challenges BP Barbie

May 14, 2010

State Senator Dave Aronberg, a Democratic candidate for Attorney General, was in town yesterday. He spent part of his day at the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center. Aronberg got to meet with British Petroleum’s pretty face…

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LA Times buys into BP outreach here

May 13, 2010

I’ve been highly critical of the British Petroleum local community outreach because the BP reps here have no knowledge, no technical expertise and no authority. Most have only worked for BP for a few days or…

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Transocean had $270M payout

May 10, 2010

While Gulf Coast counties and municipalities struggle with finding funds to pay for their preparations for the BP oil spill, Transocean Ltd, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig leased by British Petroleum, made a $270…

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State has BP $25 million; none reaching local level

May 9, 2010

I confirmed yesterday with the office of Florida CFO Alex Sink that the state has received the $25-million block grant from British Petroleum. However, local officials are getting frustrated with the state bureaucracy, particularly Florida Department…

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BP ad runs in Sunday Pensacola News Journal

May 9, 2010

Pensacola’s daily newspaper fulfilled the Gannett mission of being a marketing solution…this time for British Petroleum. The ad, titled “The Gulf Oil Spill Response,” tells readers that -“BP has done and continues to do everything possible…