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DEP hammers Rolling Hills dump

August 1, 2014

On Thursday, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection revoked the permit for the Rolling Hills Construction and Demolition Debris Disposal Facility and said that it will file a lawsuit against the owner, South Palafox Properties, LLC.…

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Dolphins in Bayou Texar

March 26, 2012

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…

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Perdido Pass system is working

July 1, 2010

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…

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Pensacola Beach is the Wild West

July 1, 2010

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…

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Now Crist asks for $100M from BP

June 7, 2010

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,…

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News: Should beaches be closed?

June 7, 2010

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.…

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Morning Beach Walk: June 5, 2010

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…

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Latest BP Update, with subtitles, notes

May 19, 2010

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…

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Move EOC to Beach, Key or Downtown

May 14, 2010

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…

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Grover and Goodin met with BP in D.C.

May 13, 2010

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…

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Latest on BP Oil Spill

May 11, 2010

The oil spill is now 129 miles from the city of Pensacola. Based on the latest projection from NOAA, Escambia County is not anticipating any direct oil impact in the next 48 hours. Weather conditions remain…