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Sink calls for economic protections during special session

Sink calls for economic protections during special session

Press Release: Florida CFO Alex Sink today sent a letter to Speaker of the Florida House Larry Cretul and President of the Florida Senate Jeff Atwater outlining incentives, claims changes, and environmental initiatives necessary to protect Florida’s economy for inclusion in the July 20-23 [...]

BP cuts $5K checks to $1K

BP cuts $5K checks to $1K

In the beginning of this BP oil disaster, I reported how BP initially tried to get fishermen to sign waivers when they joined the Vessels of Opportunity. I was able to get a copy of one of the waivers, which we showed the nation on MSNBC's "Countdown." BP later claimed the waiver was mistakenly [...]

Say it ain’t so, Bobby Jindal

We found out on Friday that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed a bill that would have required him to preserve and make public all documents his office handles regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. Jindal said the legislation would have hurt the state's position in future [...]

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 [...]

Questions Suttles should have been asked

BP COO Doug Suttles flew into Pensacola yesterday. He visited Ft. Pickens to watch workers clean up a relatively light mess on the beach there. He went to the Santa Rosa Island Authority offices for a talk on worker safety and then he visited a claim center on Navy Blvd. Suttles wrapped up his [...]

CMP: Stop the pettiness and bullying

Pensacola had a head start over the rest of North America 451 years ago. When DeLuna founded Pensacola, there was no New York, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans or Orlando...just Pensacola. When the first settlement failed, it took another 135 years for Spain to comeback to Northwest Florida. By then, [...]

BP has only paid 22 percent of Florida claims

BP has only paid 22 percent of Florida claims

BP Claims Director Daryl Willis proudly claimed that BP hasn't rejected any claims. He bragged about BP renewing the $5,000 checks to fishermen and others hurt by the BP oil disaster. However, let's look a little deeper into the numbers. As per the Escambia County EOC, BP claims in Florida total [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Beast Corps: Cabinet visits Escambia County

From Beast Corps correspondent Franklin Hayes: As the largest potential economic disaster loomed in the Gulf of Mexico just a few miles off the coast of Pensacola Beach, the Sunshine State’s sitting Governor addressed reporters gathered in Escambia County’s Emergency Operations Center [...]

Miller no longer believes BP is doing a good job

Miller no longer believes BP is doing a good job

It's amazing what a week of repeated bad press for BP, and cries from Panhandle voters, can do to change the perspective of our congressman, Jeff Miller. While Miller has been the only congressman in the nation to advocate EPA to speed its approval of the toxic dispersants that BP has been using to [...]

BP Lie #73

BP Lie #73

For weeks, the public has been told that the crude from BP's Deepwater Horizon well is a light crude that it evaporates easily. "It's nothing like what BP tired to cleanup in the Exxon Valdez spill."---I heard a Coast Guard official tell reporters this while I was driving to Eunice, [...]

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