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Bayou Grande Spill: 72,000 Gallons

June 7, 2013

Yesterday, it was announced that 35,000 gallons of untreated sewage had spewed into Bayou Grande due to a broken water line. Emerald Coastkeeper Sava Varazo was pegging the number at about 100,000 gallons. This morning, Emerald…

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Senate Committee on BP Disaster to meet here

July 2, 2010

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…

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News: BP well gushing 4.2M gallons daily

June 21, 2010

The new estimate is staggering–4.2 million gallons per day. This means that in three days Deepwater Horizon exceeded Exxon Valdez. This 100,000/bbl per day estimate that we had heard from insiders two weeks ago, but it…

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Why only $5000?

June 8, 2010

Yesterday, Lucia Bustamonte become the first BP representative to answer questions at an EOC press conference. I asked her how do BP come up with $5000 as the threshold for quick claim processing? The charter boat…

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News: Should beaches be closed?

June 7, 2010

The Associated Press spent a significant part of yesterday’s press conferences focusing on whether our beaches should be closed. The Pensacola New Journal used some of the AP coverage for their article today on that issue.…

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Gaetz report

June 5, 2010

The following is the Friday report from State Sen. Don Gaetz. The only exception I have is that we were told that BP initially responded with six two-man crews, but maybe they upped the number when…

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BP hires uber Barbie

May 31, 2010

BP has found it has too many men speaking for it nationally and will now use its local BP Barbie approach nationwide. “BP Barbie” is my description for the various female community liaisons hired by the…

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Buzz: Crist moves TDC meeting

May 29, 2010

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has moved the meeting with tourism officials from Northwest Florida from today to Sunday. It’s anticipated that he will announce his plan to split the $25M that Tony Hayward said on May…

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Black death: Wildlife death toll mounts

May 27, 2010

Washington Post: The official count of the spill so far: 440 birds, 393 of them dead, the rest captured alive. Dozens more turtles and dolphins have been found dead; scientists are still conducting tests to determine…