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Idle No More

March 19, 2013

Idle No More—an indigenous-rights and environmental group based in Canada—will be holding events locally this week. The group is holding three separate events, each with its own focus. The organization was formed last year by members…


If you live downtown, shower Saturday night

January 18, 2013

ECUA Press Release: Downtown Pensacola Water Customers Will Experience Loss of Water on Sunday, January 20, 2013 Effective Sunday, January 20, 2013, from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., ECUA water customers located in downtown Pensacola will…


Gulf Power uses ECUA water

December 6, 2010

Press Release: Gulf Power using millions of gallons of reclaimed water from ECUA Millions of gallons of reclaimed water now are flowing from ECUA to Gulf Power, affirming a partnership that is bringing cleaner air and…

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BP is burning sea turtle alive

June 20, 2010

Mike Ellis is a boat captain who’s been rescuing the endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles near Deepwater Horizon. He’s got some pretty horrifying news to share: BP is burning turtles caught in the oil spill and…

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Commissioner says don’t believe BP

June 6, 2010

I returned to the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center for the first time in four weeks…and I got some memorable quotes and answers that reputed much of what BP spokesperson Lucia Bustamonte said on WEAR TV…


IN May 27 issue

May 27, 2010

COVER STORY THREE’S COMPANY Less than a year ago Governor Charlie Crist was thought by many political analysts to be a shoe-in for Mel Martinez’s vacant U.S. Senate seat. OUTTAKES ALAS, PENSACOLA We are living the…

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BP cut corners at Deepwater

May 23, 2010

The Orlando Sentinel reports that have obtained documents that BP chose a less-expensive, less-reliable method for completing the Deepwater Horizon well. …BP’s choice of well design as one in which the final phase called for a…

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Latest BP Update, with subtitles, notes

May 19, 2010

As of May 18 UNDERWATER —-Subtitle “Don’t expect it to be stopped any time soon.” . The riser insertion tube tool (RITT) containment system is estimated to be collecting and carrying about 2,000 barrels a day…

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Grover: We will test waters

May 19, 2010

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson called late yesterday afternoon to tell me the county will be testing the area waters regularly on Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. “We have the baseline measurements of our water quality,”…

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Lives lost at Deepwater Horizon

May 14, 2010

In all the media coverage and the BP spin, we can so easily lose sight that 11 people died in the April 20 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig: Jason Anderson, Aaron Dale Burkeen, Donald Clark,…

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Daily Drilling Report for Deepwater Horizon

May 12, 2010

The Daily Drilling Report reveals what may have caused the explosion. According to BP, “before, during or after the cement job, an undetected influx of hydrocarbons entered the wellbore.” In other words, there was a breach…