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Local EPA Hearing on Gulf Drilling Permit

The Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled a public hearing on BHP Billiton Petroleum’s request to waive current emission regulations in pursuit of oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico’s DeSoto Canyon. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Pensacola, about 125 miles from BHP’s [...]

Eastern Gulf Lease Sales

Lease sales 225 and 226. Those are the ones to watch. Those are the sales in the Easter portion of the Gulf of Mexico off of Florida’s coast. On June 28, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the Proposed Final 2012-2017 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. [...]

Connie Mack Attack

Connie Mack Attack

The frontline of a political campaign is not for the weak stomached. The scripts and variables are fluid. It can get awkward and painful to watch. The scene in Pensacola today became unbearable long before Congressman Connie Mack III (R-Ft. Myers) arrived at the gas station. The U.S. senate [...]

Evers’ Blackwater Backyard

A Northwest Florida senator is working to bring oil drilling close to home—his home. As Senator Greg Evers’ bill encouraging drilling on public lands—specifically, in Blackwater River State Forest—heads to the Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee tomorrow morning, the IN [...]