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BP’s love for numbers

BP’s love for numbers

I reviewed my posts on the BP oil disaster. BP has had a love for statistics from the very beginning. Sadly many of them are meaningless. My first encounter with BP was May 1 when Gov. Charlie Crist came over to meet with BP, Coast Guard and county officials---the meeting that I was kicked out [...]

CMP 101

The blog has grown beyond Northwest Florida. We are approaching a million page views a month. Some of the new readers have been drawn here because of The Daily Beast and my coverage of the BP oil disaster. Others have been attracted by my investigations into the Billings murders. When I cover [...]

BP contractor caught using illegals

BP contractor caught using illegals

News Herald reports: "Bay County sheriff's deputies arrested as many as 11 people Wednesday — all but one of them thought to be illegal aliens — in a sweep at Panama City Marina, a staging area for contracted workers loading oil boom on boats." Read more My favorite line: "BP spokeswoman [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

IN kicked out of DEP/BP meeting

IN kicked out of DEP/BP meeting

Gov. Charlie Crist is in Pensacola to see firsthand the preparations for the impending oil slick that is approaching Florida. Before Gov. Crist arrived - which was about noon. Members of the Area Unified Command met with BP officials and county leaders to discuss strategies. Until today, there has [...]

Navy News: NAS Pensacola CO fired

Navy News: NAS Pensacola CO fired

The News Journal and other local media reported that NAS skipper, Capt. William P. Reavey, was removing pending conduct investigation. Base officials called it temporary. The Navy News says Reavey was fired and points out that he is the sixth commanding officer to be fired this year. Read more. [...]

Navy says they are saving economy

The daily newspaper reports that NAS Pensacola has issued a report that says the base employed more than 21,000 military, civilian and contract employees in 2008, with a total economic impact of more than $1.15 billion. - up about $39 million from 2007. Does anybody feel it ---other than those [...]

NAS does what ECUA should have done

NAS does what ECUA should have done

The Monday edition of the News Journal has an article on how NAS Pensacola decided to forego building a new wastewater treatment plant on the base after Hurricane Ivan. They realized how vulnerable the plant would be to hurricanes.  Instead they are partnering with ECUA to build a pipeline to send [...]