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Latvala: DEP land sale program has been a disaster

Latvala: DEP land sale program has been a disaster

By Jim Turner THE News Service of FLorida A legislatively approved initiative to sell surplus park lands to raise money to buy more environmentally sensitive sites has been a "disaster," according to Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater. The Department of Environmental Protection effort was [...]

Dolphins in Bayou Texar

It’s not something you see everyday. Pensacola City Councilman Larry B. Johnson had never seen it before. “I’ve lived on Bayou Texar since 1989,” the city councilman said. “Since I’ve lived here, I’ve never seen dolphins in Bayou Texar.” Last week, Johnson was visiting Bayview [...]

Perdido Pass system is working

From Thompson Engineering: As most of you are aware, over the past few weeks, Thompson Engineering has been under contract to install a prototype steel boom and piling system at Perdido Pass to assist in the oil collection as a first line of defense against incoming hydrocarbon product to the [...]

Pensacola Beach is the Wild West

Who is in charge of the cleanup/cover up activities on Pensacola Beach? Heavy equipment is destroying the beach daily. I have a confirmed report from a county official that at least one sand dune has been leveled to provide access to the beach for the equipment. Areas of beach are being roped [...]

Beach Resident reacts to Health Department’s Advisory

It was distressing to read the article on the front page of the Pensacola News Journal today in which it was reported that John Lanza lifted the health advisory for Pensacola Beach. John Lanza is the Director of the Escambia County Health Department which is charged with protecting the health and [...]

Ponies & Balloons Act…we are expendable to BP

Kindra Arnesan, wife of one of the fisherman who became ill while working the BP clean-up effort, speaks out. She gave this speech at a Gulf Emergency Conference. See the transcript and you will see what "ponies & balloons" means. I have bolded it. Transcript of speech (via Democratic [...]

Now Crist asks for $100M from BP

Now Crist asks for $100M from BP

On May 17, Gov. Charlie Crist had in his office BP CEO Tony Hayward. Instead of pressing for money for the oil clean-up, the Florida governor only got $25 million from the CEO ---for tourism advertising, not hard expenses. This weekend---nearly three weeks later- Crist demands $100M from BP. What [...]

News: Should beaches be closed?

News: Should beaches be closed?

The Associated Press spent a significant part of yesterday's press conferences focusing on whether our beaches should be closed. The Pensacola New Journal used some of the AP coverage for their article today on that issue. While the Escambia County Commission is the final authority on the [...]

Morning Beach Walk: June 5, 2010

Morning Beach Walk: June 5, 2010

I walked Pensacola Beach this morning around 6 a.m., wanting to see the beach before the cleanup crews arrived. TV vans lined the parking lot at Casino Beach, about dozen people were walking the beach. When I think of tarballs, I picture black golf-ball-size globs. The beach is dotted with brown [...]

Latest BP Update, with subtitles, notes

Latest BP Update, with subtitles, notes

As of May 18 UNDERWATER ----Subtitle “Don’t expect it to be stopped any time soon.” . The riser insertion tube tool (RITT) containment system is estimated to be collecting and carrying about 2,000 barrels a day (b/d) of oil to flow up to the drillship Discoverer Enterprise on the surface [...]

Move EOC to Beach, Key or Downtown

Move EOC to Beach, Key or Downtown

BTW: I am boycotting the EOC - a facility set up miles away from our beaches, a facility that was built to be a bomb shelter to withstand hurricanes, a facility with tight security to deal with the crises that surround a hurricane. Escambia County is treating the BP Oil Spill like a hurricane. It's [...]

Grover and Goodin met with BP in D.C.

Grover and Goodin met with BP in D.C.

I spoke with Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson this morning about his and Santa Rosa Commissioner Gordon Goodin's meetings with the Coast Guard and British Petroleum. Congressman Jeff Miller set up the meetings as part of the Gulf Coast/Washington trip for area leaders that lobbies [...]

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