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Starting Down the RESTORE Road

The Escambia County Commission started down a long road this morning. It is a road potentially paved with many millions in treasure. When the federal government arrives at a dollar amount for Clean Water Act fines levied against BP, the RESTORE Act has guaranteed a good chunk of that money will [...]

Still Finding BP’s Oil

As officials begin to consider how they might spend eventual RESTORE Act money, the impact of BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is still being felt on local beaches. Escambia County currently logs around 50 pounds of tarballs each month. “They’ve been removing 40 pounds a month, [...]

Escambia Lands First Florida NRDA Project

The first Florida project funded under the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Early Restoration Projects (ERP) will begin next week. The project involves improvements to the Galvez Boat Landing in Escambia County. The $116,694 project will replace existing docks with three new, larger [...]

Sheen Seen in Gulf

After spotting a sheen in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday, a federal agency has required to Royal Dutch Shell to send down a remote submersible to check the sea floor for leaking wells or natural seepage. “The source has not been identified,” said Eileen Angelico, a public affairs officer with [...]

Sen. Nelson Talks RESTORE & More

Sen. Nelson Talks RESTORE & More

Senator Bill Nelson checked in with local political and community leaders this morning in Pensacola, spending most of the meeting discussing the RESTORE Act. The Florida senator said that the effort to keep 80 percent of fine money resulting from BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf Coast region had [...]

BP Filing Flurry

There have been several legal filings lately regarding the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP wants evidence from the feds. An ex-NASA engineer wants money. And the region’s Asian American population doesn’t want to be discriminated against. Last week in a filing in U.S. district court [...]

RESTORE Act Dropped

The RESTORE Act is adrift again. While lawmakers had attach the act to a failed transportation bill, the House this week decided to pass a temporary transportation bill sans RESTORE. Introduced last year, the act was drafted in an effort to direct fine money resulting from BP’s Gulf of Mexico [...]

Another Deep Water Deepwater?

For nearly a week, workers have scrambled to stop a gas leak at a drilling platform in the North Sea’s Elgin field. The scene has similarities to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “It’s a similar situation in that it’s not something that can easily be controlled,” said Jackie [...]

Deepwater Leaking?

Nearly two years after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, pilot Bonny Schumaker is still seeing what looks like oil streaming from the Deepwater Horizon site. “It didn’t take any time at all to find large streaks of oil,” she said after a recent flight over the well off the coast of [...]

Oil Spill Restoration Meeting in Gulf Shores

There’s another chance tonight to comment on initial oil spill restoration projects slated for the Gulf Coast. After a holding meetings in Florida earlier this month, officials presenting the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment have [...]

The Doctor Is In

The Doctor Is In

The GuLF STUDY—a federal exploration into possible health impacts following the 2010 oil spill—is heading south for another tour. “Just Florida this time,” said Dr. Dale Sandler, as she prepared for her trip. Sandler, chief of the epidemiology branch at the National Institute of [...]

The ‘Make Us Whole’ Boat Ramps

How will we be ‘made whole’ following the 2010 oil spill? For starters, how about some boat ramps for $4.4 million? Over the next few weeks, the Gulf Coast public is being asked to weigh in on potential restoration projects laid out in the Deepwater Horizon Draft Phase I Early Restoration [...]

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