Articles in Category: 'Oil Spill'

By: Jeff Kottkamp | Posted: May 18, 2013 3:55 AM
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office recently filed suit against BP to recover damages incurred by our state as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. 
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: February 9, 2011 5:48 PM
 

Former Gov. Charlie Crist and former Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, fresh off electoral defeats last fall, were back in the spotlight Wednesday, this time pushing for a ballot initiative that would prevent offshore oil and natural gas drilling in Florida's territorial waters.

 
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By: Michael Peltier News Service of Florida | Posted: January 7, 2011 3:55 AM

In what likely will become fodder for upcoming lawsuits, a stinging federal report scheduled for release next week shows that shortcuts, mistakes, questionable technology and overall poor management led to the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

 
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By: David Royse News Service of Florida | Posted: December 16, 2010 4:05 AM
 
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other federal officials announced Wednesday that the government is suing BP and eight other defendants, seeking to recover damages from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill earlier this year.
 
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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: December 4, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Campaigning for governor, Rick Scott wasn’t particularly courteous when talking about President Barack Obama, whose policies he slammed on the campaign trail. But somehow the incoming governor was surprised this week to be left waiting for a courtesy call from Obama that never came: a heads-up about a ban on new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
 
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By: Michael Peltier News Service of Florida | Posted: November 27, 2010 4:05 AM

BP claims administrator Ken Feinberg last Wednesday released the set of protocols for final payment of damages following a deluge of last-minute emergency claims that came in prior to the Nov. 23 deadline.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: October 24, 2010 10:33 AM
 

Heading into Sunday morning's CNN debate, Gov. Charlie Crist was already having a bad day.

 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: October 5, 2010 4:05 AM
Florida officials said Monday they were pleased their steady lobbying helped push federal BP oil spill czar Ken Feinberg to relax a strict standard that threatened to bar many Floridians from tapping a $20 billion compensation fund.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: September 8, 2010 1:00 PM
 
A report found a string of failures by "multiple companies" led to the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster, and BP is taking the blame for the blowout that spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: September 3, 2010 4:05 AM
 
It's not another BP disaster, but an explosion and fire on an offshore drilling platform spread a mile-long sheen of oil in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday afternoon.
 
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: June 10, 2010 12:40 AM

As if Northwest Florida coastal towns don't have enough problems, they were told earlier this week that the world's largest auto club issued a travel advisory urging its 50 million members to stay away from their beaches because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

But a spokeswoman for the association insisted Wednesday there was no such travel advisory.

 
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: June 2, 2010 4:53 PM

Gov. Charlie Crist requested in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce Wednesday that the federal government declare a commercial fishery failure in Florida due to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The designation would pave the way for Florida to receive federal money to compensate for the losses the commercial and charter fishing industry sustains from the spill. Florida would be the fourth Gulf state to receive the designation since the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon oil rig sank more than a month ago.

 
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: May 25, 2010 5:55 PM
Florida finally received the $25 million BP promised it would give to advertise that Florida’s beaches are unsullied by oil, Gov. Charlie Crist announced Tuesday afternoon. The money came less than eight hours after the Cabinet and one senior senator slammed Crist for not doing enough to expedite receipt of the oil company's check.
 
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: May 19, 2010 12:36 AM

Florida is hoping BP will cut it a check large enough to deal with the consequences of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico every day for close to a month. But it hasn’t been exactly generous with its own funds used to keep Florida lands and waters free of oil.

 
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: May 12, 2010 12:04 AM

Businesses worried that the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could cause them to lose customers and revenue have a new shoulder to lean on.

The Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Task Force was created Tuesday to assist and advise industries that could be impacted by the spill, which has been threatening Florida since late April. And Florida's tourism and hospitality industry sees it an asset that will help it market itself.

 
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: May 11, 2010 12:40 AM
 
Florida's executive branch hasn't made up its mind on whether to sue BP for threatening state shores with the largest crude oil spill in recent memory, but officials appear to be moving toward litigation.
 
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: May 13, 2010 12:06 AM
 

The tourism industry says it needs more than $34.7 million from the state right now to prove Florida beaches are unsullied by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

 
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: July 3, 2010 4:05 AM

Northwest Florida resorts, hotels and vacation rental properties are dusting off their best discounted rates and special offers in hopes they can fill properties with Fourth of July tourists.

 
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: July 14, 2010 4:05 AM

A reliable estimate of  the amount of money needed to satisfy cash assistance and Food Stamp requests from Florida families in dire straits because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill won’t be known for months.

 
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