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Idle No More

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 of the First Nations—Metis and Inuit people of [...]

If you live downtown, shower Saturday night

If you live downtown, shower Saturday night

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 experience loss of water. The City of Pensacola is [...]

Gulf Power uses ECUA water

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 water to Northwest Florida. Gulf Power’s Plant Crist has started [...]

Ponies & Balloons Act…we are expendable to BP

Kindra Arnesan, wife of one of the fisherman who became ill while working the BP clean-up effort, speaks out. She gave this speech at a Gulf Emergency Conference. See the transcript and you will see what "ponies & balloons" means. I have bolded it. Transcript of speech (via Democratic [...]

BP is burning sea turtle alive

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 turning away rescue workers who want to save them. (via BuzzFeed).

Commissioner says don’t believe BP

Commissioner says don’t believe BP

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 last evening. Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson welcomed me back to [...]

IN May 27 issue

IN May 27 issue

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 novel "Alas, Babylon"--the 1959 book about the fictional Florida town [...]

Buzz: “…about this time the drill floor disappeared”

Buzz: “…about this time the drill floor disappeared”

For novice Rick's Blog readers, Buzz items are rumors and other unverified bits of information that come to me. More often than not they turn out to be true, but I post them for discussion purposes with the hope someone might go on record and fill in the blanks surrounding the item. This blog has [...]

BP cut corners at Deepwater

BP cut corners at Deepwater

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 13,293-foot-long length of permanent pipe, called "casing," to be [...]

Miller no longer believes BP is doing a good job

Miller no longer believes BP is doing a good job

It's amazing what a week of repeated bad press for BP, and cries from Panhandle voters, can do to change the perspective of our congressman, Jeff Miller. While Miller has been the only congressman in the nation to advocate EPA to speed its approval of the toxic dispersants that BP has been using to [...]

Latest BP Update, with subtitles, notes

Latest BP Update, with subtitles, notes

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 (b/d) of oil to flow up to the drillship Discoverer Enterprise on the surface [...]

Grover: We will test waters

Grover: We will test waters

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," Grover said. "If the water tests weekly at those levels, then [...]

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