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Merrill appointed by Gov. Scott to RESTORE board

Merrill appointed by Gov. Scott to RESTORE board

Governor Rick Scott announced yesterday six appointments to the Gulf Consortium. The one most familiar to Pensacola is Collier Merrill, president of the Merrill Land Co. and chairman of Visit Pensacola, Inc. The Gulf Consortium was created in October 2012 by Inter-local Agreement among [...]

More RESTORE: Stormwater, Draft Department of Tresaury Regulations Discussed Monday Evening

Learning continues to be the name of the game for Escambia County’s RESTORE Act Advisory Committee. The committee, tasked with (eventually) recommending projects for funding to the county commission, is currently waiting on both the outcome of a federal trial in New Orleans to determine the fine [...]

Health and Environment before the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee

Adding to the body of knowledge intended to guide them in their eventual project recommendations, the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee heard from speakers who highlighted issues in public health and the local environment on Monday. “Health status is more than just health [...]

Oil Spill Funding Workshop

There is a workshop this weekend geared toward educating the public on how best to plug into the RESTORE Act and NRDA processes resulting from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The workshop, presented by Earth Ethics, Inc. and the Environmental Law Institute, is designed to “engage the [...]

NAACP, Perdido on RESTORE’s Plate

The Escambia County RESTORE Advisory Committee meets this afternoon. Members will further discuss the body’s bylaws and also hear additional presentations from the community. Tony McCray will be making a presentation on behalf of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People [...]

Sustainable Development, Leveraging RESTORE

A presentation tomorrow evening will focus on sustainable development, and how such an approach can benefit local communities. The presentation— entitled Sensible Sustainable Development: Leveraging RESTORE Act Funding to Create Lasting Value for the Pensacola Bay Area—will be made by [...]

RESTORE Tour Kicks Off in Pensacola

RESTORE Tour Kicks Off in Pensacola

Many of the attendees at Monday’s Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council public input session sported stickers that read ‘RESTORING Our Environment RESTORES Our Economy.’ The council’s executive director took notice. “I see the stickers,” Justin Ehrenwerth told the standing [...]

RESTORE Reminder

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council is hosting a meeting tonight in an effort to gather public input on an initial draft of its Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy. The plan—which establishes restoration goals for the Gulf Coast in the wake of the 2010 [...]

RESTORE Council Coming to Town

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council recently released an initial draft of the Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy, along with a draft environmental assessment. A meeting in Pensacola next week kicks off a public input tour, prior to the release of a final [...]

$hovel Ready

$hovel Ready

The Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee heard from the Greater Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce this week and got a feel for the organization’s preferences for spending Clean Water Act fines resulting from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Chamber CEO Jim Hizer listed two [...]

Economic Development on RESTORE Agenda

Economic Development on RESTORE Agenda

The Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting in the county’s downtown administrative building this afternoon. The relocation allows for the meetings to be videoed and broadcast. Today’s RESTORE meeting includes two economic development presentations. The [...]

The Calming Clarification

The Calming Clarification

A state senate bill amendment pertaining to RESTORE Act funds made local officials a bit nervous this week. It’s calmer now, after some language-tweaking and assurances from state lawmakers that counties will not be circumvented when the Clean Water Act windfall finally hits. Escambia County [...]

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