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Redirecting RESTORE – updated

As Escambia County nears the end of its RESTORE journey, local officials have decided to “tweak” the process that will help determine how best to…

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DEP blasts Rolling Hills owner for blocking closure efforts

Today, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection sent a letter to Scott Miller of South Palafox Properties, LLC, the owner of the Rolling Hills C&D…

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Bayou Chico Restoration update meeting Jan. 13

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection invites stakeholders – government representatives, scientists, environmental organizations and others – to attend a meeting that will provide updates…

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Viewpoint: Grover on improving environment

A viewpoint by Escambia County Commission Chairman Grover Robinson: It’s 8:15 a.m. on the Saturday before Christmas at the Bayou Texar boat launch at the…

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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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