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Arsenic found in Wedgewood and Perdido ballparks

The Wedgewood/Rolling Hills/Olive Heights Homeowners Association has written the Environmental Protection Agency for help. A recent soil report indicates the Lewis Powell ballparks near the…

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Town Hall meeting on Bayou Chico dredging

Emeraldcoastkeeper Laurie Murphy is hosting a meeting to discuss the proposed dredging of Bayou Chico. “As you know, there is currently a very controversial and…

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Three local projects get RESTORE funding

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council recently approved the initial Funded Priorities List, or FPL, of projects to be funded pursuant to the RESTORE Act during a…

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RESTORE pitches begin

Having whittled the list of projects vying for local RESTORE dollars down to a manageable 62, the Escambia County RESTORE Advisory Committee heard from about…

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EPA Superfund needs financial stability

Center for Health, Environment & Justice has called for Congress to reinstitute its “polluter’s pay fees” to give the EPA Superfund the financial stability to…

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Escambia County chair warns state politics could syphon away BP settlement dollars

From Escambia County Chairman & District 4 Commissioner Grover Robinson: As the federal government’s and five Gulf States’ settlements with British Petroleum become imminent, the…

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Environmental group set to report on EPA Superfund mismanagement

On the 35th anniversary of Superfund, the environmental group Citizens Against Toxic Exposure (CATE) plans to release a new study of Superfund activity and what…

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Broxson speaks in favor of fracking bill as it gains House support

House Republicans continued moving forward Wednesday with a bill that would create a new regulatory structure for oil and natural-gas drilling in Florida, with most…

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Escambia RESTORE invitations go out this week

Knee-deep in the final stages of its work, the Escambia County RESTORE Advisory Committee continued Monday afternoon to wade through potential projects in line for…

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