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Gelber quits law firm after BP hires it

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. Earlier today his opponent, Dave Aronberg, issued this press release: tate [...]

Sen. Gaetz gives Disaster Update

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 United States Coast Guard, British Petroleum, the [...]

Viewpoint: BP’s Other Gifts to America—and to the World

By Lawrence S. Wittner The offshore oil drilling catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico brought to us by BP has overshadowed its central role over the past century in fostering some other disastrous events. BP originated in 1908 as the Anglo-Persian Oil Company—a British corporation whose [...]

Greene: BP should invest $100 Million a year for 10 years

Press Release: Jeff Greene Calls On BP To Invest $100 Million A Year For 10 Years In Escrow Account For Florida Reparation Due To Gulf Oil Spill Funds to Aid with environmental clean up, economic recovery, public health issues and alternative energy PENSACOLA, FL – On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, [...]

Why I call them BP Barbies

Why I call them BP Barbies

I've taken some heat for not being politically correct with my description of the spokeswomen for British Petroleum as "BP Barbie." On Saturday night, WEAR TV 3 had a live interview with yet another spokesperson for BP: Lucia Bustamante, Director Public Affairs at BP America. (See here). I was [...]

Gaetz report

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 BP heard girls in bikinis were on the beach: For Immediate Release June 4, 2010 Dear [...]

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 [...]

Tea Party upset over Outtakes

Tea Party upset over Outtakes

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 feeling “real” anger. I don’t know how you were able to [...]

Plaintiffs argue to keep BP lawsuits in New Orleans

Plaintiffs argue to keep BP lawsuits in New Orleans

The attorneys for the shrimpers, commercial fisherman and others impacted by the BP oil spill have submitted their pleadings to fight the motion by BP to move all cases to its USA headquarters' location - Houston, Tx. The plaintiffs are arguing to have the cases tried in New Orleans, La. and to [...]

Aronberg challenges BP Barbie

Aronberg challenges BP Barbie

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 for Pensacola, Liz Castro. Castro told Aronberg that they had paid [...]

LA Times buys into BP outreach here

LA Times buys into BP outreach here

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 a couple of weeks. So why are they so important to BP? Because they and the BP community [...]

There May Be More Wildlife Affected Than BP Will Admit

There May Be More Wildlife Affected Than BP Will Admit

New Release: People Protecting Animals & Their Habitats – PATH Inc. – is calling on British Petroleum and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to release additional information on the effects to wildlife and wildlife habitats of the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill. On May 10, Associated Press ran [...]

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