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Posts Tagged ‘oil spill’

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 [...]

Oil Spill Restoration Meeting

The second in a series of meetings to explore early oil-spill restoration will be held tonight at the University of West Florida. The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustees are seeking public comment on the Deepwater Horizon Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan and [...]

Oil Spill Health Study Comes to Town

Oil Spill Health Study Comes to Town

Following the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, researchers of various stripes have been studying the disaster’s possible impacts. What did the spill do to the environment? What did the spill do to the Gulf region’s economics? And, what did the oil spill do to us? Next week, [...]

BP’d Off

While BP, along with federal and state governments, appear ready to move into the restoration phase of post-spill efforts, there are others who are hung up on claims. Like David Helland, who runs a charter boat out of Dauphin Island, Ala. “Ken Feinberg and BP promised to make me whole, and [...]

Bargain Basement BP-Boom

Bargain Basement BP-Boom

Still searching for Christmas gifts? How about 3,000 feet of hard boom left over from the 2010 oil spill? The City of Orange Beach, Ala., is auctioning off its surplus boom on govdeals.com. “We’d all be happy to get $10,000,” said Phillip West, the city’s coastal resources [...]

Evil vs. Evil

BP is accusing Halliburton of destroying evidence which could show the company shares the blame for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In a filing today in a New Orleans federal court, BP charged that Halliburton Energy Services Inc. destroyed test results that indicated samples of the [...]

Gulf Summit Focuses on Spill, Restoration

Gulf Summit Focuses on Spill, Restoration

Government and industry leaders will begin their four-day State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit today in Houston. Sponsored by The Harte Research Institute, the event will focus on the health of the Gulf and the future of its ecosystem. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson [...]

The Fading Fingerprint

Now that BP and the state of Florida agree that the beaches are pretty much “clean,” officials will need to prove that new tar balls originated from the 2010 oil spill in order to have the company remove them. That task will get tougher as time passes. Under a plan released last week by the [...]

New Outrage in the Gulf

New Outrage in the Gulf

My latest article for The Daily Beast is on a new report that shows Congress bears substantial blame for the weak response to largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Funds authorized since 1990 for oil spill R&D were never appropriated. Read more.

New Report Released On Oiled Birds

Press Release: Based on a rigorous review by a team of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists of previously released preliminary data, the Service has compiled an expanded report of the birds rescued and collected during the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This report, which [...]

Rubio will hold meeting at The Fish House, July 14

Rubio will hold meeting at The Fish House, July 14

The Fish House remains the meeting place for visiting Republicans. Press Release: Senate candidate Marco Rubio will be in Pensacola this Wednesday, July 14th, for a roundtable discussion concerning the oil spill and other topics. The public is invited to come to The Fish House in downtown [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Senate Committee on BP Disaster to meet here

Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, announced today that the Senate’s Select Committee on the Economy will meet on July 12 here to examine the impact of the oil spill on the economy. Gaetz has asked Gov. Charlie Crist for a schedule of when funds received from BP will be used to combat the [...]

BP walks out of Crist’s Oil Spill Meeting

Yesterday, Gov. Crist held an Oil Spill Economic Recovery Task Force Meeting at the University of West Florida. According to reports I received from the meeting, BP was there in full force. BP VP of Resources Darryl "What you talkin' about" Willis made a presentation on the claims process. After [...]

Good Summary of Legal Forum

CPA Bob Holmes attended the Pensacola Chamber's forum on the legal issues involving the BP oil disaster. Here are some notes that he took at the meeting: At the Town Hall meeting a PJC this morning there were several things I learned. The laws governing liabilities in this situation include [...]

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