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Coastkeeper update

Coastkeeper update

Press release: Flow rate update, with information from the Incident Command: The National Incident Command’s Flow Rate Technical Group (FRTG) has developed an independent estimate for the rate at which oil is flowing from BP’s leaking well. Using three different methodologies, the FRTG has [...]

IN May 27 issue

IN May 27 issue

COVER STORY THREE’S COMPANY Less than a year ago Governor Charlie Crist was thought by many political analysts to be a shoe-in for Mel Martinez's vacant U.S. Senate seat. OUTTAKES ALAS, PENSACOLA We are living the novel "Alas, Babylon"--the 1959 book about the fictional Florida town [...]

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 [...]

Sorry, Jeff, EPA gets tougher on dispersants

Sorry, Jeff, EPA gets tougher on dispersants

Well, we've learn how powerful our Congressman Jeff Miller is. Days after he pushed for EPA relax its approval process for BP's use of the dispersants, the federal agency become stricter. Darn it, Jeff. You tried so hard to help the oil giant. EPA last night began posting results from the [...]

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, [...]

Oops, Jeff Miller off by 23,000 bbls per day

Oops, Jeff Miller off by 23,000 bbls per day

Last week, Congressman Jeff Miller told us that BP was getting ahead of the oil spill and had recovered 4 million gallons. His actual quote was "They continue to be able to skim more oil off the surface than is leaking." (Read more). The latest estimates are that 25,000 bbls a day are spewing [...]

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 [...]

Daily Drilling Report for Deepwater Horizon

Daily Drilling Report for Deepwater Horizon

The Daily Drilling Report reveals what may have caused the explosion. According to BP, “before, during or after the cement job, an undetected influx of hydrocarbons entered the wellbore.” In other words, there was a breach somewhere in well integrity that allowed methane gas and possibly [...]

Deepwater Horizon – Not the First Gulf Oil Leak

Deepwater Horizon – Not the First Gulf Oil Leak

By IN Reporter Ryne Ziemba... Currently, there are roughly 4,000 oil rigs off the Gulf Coast of the United States, with the exception of Florida’s coast which has yet to allow drilling off its shores. Of these thousands of oil rigs, there is an intricate system of pipes that connect the rigs [...]

Oceanographer Estimates Higher Rate of Leak

Oceanographer Estimates Higher Rate of Leak

By IN reporter Ryne Ziemba.. Prof. Ian McDonald, professor of Oceanography at Florida State University, spoke last Saturday, May 8 at a public forum at the Hilton Garden Inn on Pensacola Beach. Prof. McDonald has been involved with the Oil Spill Academic Task Force, a group of scientists who he [...]

BP contacts can’t answer many questions, no surprise

BP contacts can’t answer many questions, no surprise

State Senator Don Gaetz emailed last week to the media and his constituents the list of BP Contacts in Florida. I had reporter Ryne Ziemba contact them to find who they were, what were their levels of expertise and how long they have been working with British Petroleum. Four of them took his phone [...]

Sink’s day in Pensacola

Sink’s day in Pensacola

By Sean Boone Federal and state officials were in Pensacola today to address emergency efforts for the Deep Horizon oil spill bearing down on Florida’s coastline. Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink met with Escambia County officials at a morning briefing at the county emergency operations [...]

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