BARC meeting tomorrow

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Just a reminder that the Bay Area Resource Council, on which I serve, will meet tomorrow to discuss several important issues:

The Bay Area Resource Council (BARC) will hold a public forum on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at Pensacola City Hall, Hagler-Mason Conference Room, located at 222 W Main Street. The meeting is being held from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Guest Speakers include the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida, Escambia County Department of Health, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, U.S. Coast Guard, BP and U.S. EPA, Region IV. Speakers will provide an update on how local, state, and federal governments and others are responding to Deepwater Horizon Oil Clean and Clean-up efforts including short-term and long-term goals. In addition, there will be discussion about the environmental and public health effects (air and water) of dispersants being used as well as other areas of concern.

A representative from Florida Emerald Coast Clean Cities Coalition will discuss the Clean Cities Program and lessening our dependency on foreign and domestic oil.


EHNA on Bay Bridge

Please see the following message from David Del Gallo of the East Hill Neighborhood Association:

The City of Gulf Breeze has been trying to find a solution to the traffic on 98 in Gulf Breeze for years and a new bridge to replace the old 3-mile bridge is in included in the long range plan. Exactly where the new bridge would be placed is not decided and may not parallel the existing 3-mile bridge to Gulf Breeze.

The possible landing points are: on the Gulf Breeze side Hwy 98 to about Naval Live Oaks, on the Pensacola side Cervantes St. (Scenic Highway) to 17th, the current location.

The schedule of public meetings is also attached. The Pensacola date is Aug 17 City Hall 11:30-1:30 and Baptist Medical Park on University Parkway 4:30-7:00p.m.

Depending on where the Pensacola side of this bridge is placed, this could significantly change traffic patterns in our neighborhood. If this concerns you please make plans to attend.


BP corporate number/DEP email

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I received the following email with a few pieces of useful information:

We have been able to locate a phone number for the main corporate office of BP
in Houston, TX if any of you would be interested in calling them. The number is

Also, if you have any suggestions, products or know of anyone who does that you would like to be considered for a possible use to help clean the oil product up please register online at For anything to be considered it must get DEP approval first.


CNN interview

Sunday, July 4, 2010

I recently spoke with CNN's John Zarella on Pensacola Beach about the oil disaster's impact on our 2010 beach season:


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