Emerald Coastkeeper's Updates
The next Pharmaceutical Take-Back Event is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2012!
Jamie Page, Pensacola News Journal
Escambia County commissioners tonight will vote on a contract to cleanup and close the abandoned Saufley Field Landfill.
Five states would get 80 percent of payments
Deborah Barfield Berry
Rocky Bayou State Park in Okaloosa county is no longer under an advisory warning! All conditions have returned to "good" status and it is open for public enjoyment!
Liza Jackson Park, however, is still under an advisory warning.
Rocky Bayou State Park and Liza Jackson Park in Okaloosa County are currently under advisory warning per the Florida Department of Health's Healthy Beaches Program.
Federal researchers will be in Terrebonne Parish on Wednesday, looking for cleanup workers willing to participate in a $17.8 million study of long-term health effects from last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Protecting America’s Clean Water Legacy
Federal officials chose to exclude the Deepwater Horizon spill from an economic analysis of the risks associated with oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a draft document made public Tuesday. (http://blog.al.com/live/2011/11/feds_ignore_bp_spill_in_impact.html)
11:00 PM, Nov. 8, 2011 via PNJ; Associated Press
The companies involved in the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history are trying to prevent government investigations blaming them for the disaster from being used against them by the people and businesses who are suing them.