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BP media spins

BP media spins

BP Liz Castro (yes, she is still around) yesterday told a group of realtors that BP’s current policy is to only pay claims to realtors on failed property sales blamed on the oil spill if the property is within one block of the beach, according to report by the Daily News. Castro spoke at town [...]

Game of Three Questions

Game of Three Questions

On May 26, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson sent a letter to Liz Castro about the Bayou Chico Staging Area. It was hand delivered to her at BP's Government St. office. Robinson asked for three things: 1. Is BP committed to replacing out-of-town labor with local workers? "I would just [...]

What’s up with Jerralds?

What’s up with Jerralds?

Pensacola City Councilman John Jerralds apologized at last night's council meeting to BP for the council's harsh response Monday to BP spokeswoman Liz Castro last Monday, according to the News Journal. Jerralds is the same councilman that publicly attacked Ellis Bullock, Chamber and the Visitor [...]

Don’t feel sorry for Liz Castro

Don’t feel sorry for Liz Castro

The BP Barbie who claimed that she is the nationwide director of civic affairs for the oil giant that made $5.6 billion in the first quarter of this year. She is a "Stepford Wives" version of community relations--delivering prepared messages and reading from Powerpoint presentations. She is the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Notes on Beach Town Hall meeting, May 3

Please forgive any typos in these notes. Have been operating on pots of coffee, Bud Light and Ny Nick's wings for 72 straight hours. Gulf Breeze idea Mayor Beverly Zimmern and City Manager Buzz Eddy want to place booms under the Bob Sikes Bridge and the Pensacola Bay Bridge....alas they, too, [...]

Notes on May 3 EOC meeting

First has anyone seen Escambia County Commissioners Marie Young and Wilson Robertson. Neither has shown for the briefings for this unprecedented environmental disaster. Maybe BP is holding them hostage. ---- That being said the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center is at Level 2 Partial [...]