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BP settlement hung up on $18 billion, county could be shortchanged

The British newspaper The Sunday Times reported yesterday that oil spill settlement talks between BP and the U.S. government have stalled because the U.S. is…

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More RESTORE Planning

With the promise of RESTORE Act money on the eventual horizon, the Escambia County Commission today further discussed the process of divvying up the funds….

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Starting Down the RESTORE Road

The Escambia County Commission started down a long road this morning. It is a road potentially paved with many millions in treasure. When the federal…

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Preparing for RESTORE

County commissioners Grover Robinson and Gene Valentino reported to the board this morning on their venture to the Florida Association of Counties meeting last week….

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Still Finding BP’s Oil

As officials begin to consider how they might spend eventual RESTORE Act money, the impact of BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico…

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Escambia Lands First Florida NRDA Project

The first Florida project funded under the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Early Restoration Projects (ERP) will begin next week. The project involves improvements to…

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Viewpoint: RESTORE Money-How to spend it

From Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson: Since the passage of the RESTORE Act, there has been a considerable amount of discussion about how the money…

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BP fined for not hiring females for clean-up work

BP pays $5.4M to settle gender bias claims MiamiHerald.com Oil giant BP is paying $5.4 million to settle claims that some of its contractors refused…

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MILLER ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT ON RESTORE ACT

Press Release: Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL-01), today announced that an agreement was reached to include the provisions of the RESTORE Act in the Transportation Reauthorization…

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