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HazMat training in Fort Lauderdale, looking for the silver lining in an oily black cloud

hazmat oil cleanup

Click here for updated Hazmat training and job opportunity information. A four hour HazMat class required by OSHA for any organizations or individuals wanting to participate in beach oil spill clean-up will be held at the Broward Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Complex in Fort Lauderdale starting tomorrow, May 24. This training is being organized by The Humane Society [...]

May 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Oil spill enters the loop current, Broward coastal cities meet to develop emergency plan

horizon oil spill

Yesterday morning we learned that the oil has entered the loop current which will eventually move into the Gulfstream predicted to pass within 20 miles off our shoreline.

May 24th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,National politics | Read More »

Coast Guard says tarballs found on keys not from BP oil spill

From the Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center. The Coast Guard Marine Safety Laboratory in New London, Conn. analyzed a sampling of tar balls discovered on Florida Keys shoreline Tuesday and determined that none of the collected samples are from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill. A sampling of tar balls discovered on beaches at

May 19th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

BP gives Florida $25 million grant to promote tourism

To help offset a backlash against tourism to the beaches of Florida, BP has given $25 million to Florida to help market the state and promote that the beaches (for now) are still ok. BP also gave Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana $15 million to help with their Gulf tourism efforts. “The Gulf Coast is our [...]

May 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Crist requests Increased Assistance to Prepare for Oil Spill

In response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Governor Charlie Crist today directed the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to issue an Emergency Final Order to accelerate preparedness and restoration in the 19 coastal counties under the Governor’s state-of-emergency Executive Orders. In addition, Governor Crist requested that the United [...]

May 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Gas bubble cause of Deepwater Horizon explosion, Climate bill still includes offshore oil drilling

GULF OF MEXICO - The U.S. Coast Guard, working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies, conduct 'in situ burn' to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon.

As this environmental tragedy continues to unfold, revealed through ongoing investigative interviews with the crew on the rig, they knew exactly what went wrong. They even have an industry phrase for it, “Swoosh, boom, run”. According to Robert Bea, a University of California Berkeley engineering professor who serves on a National Academy of Engineering panel on oil pipeline safety [...]

May 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Officials respond to oil near Florida beaches; 90 days to stop

Photo from thejakartaglobe.com

On April 30, ten days after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon: Governor Charlie Crist announced a state of emergency for the Panhandle counties. Attorney General Bill McCollum issued a statement regarding meeting with Attorneys General from Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana tomorrow to discuss shared impacts and explore legal options. President Obama shelves new offshore oil drilling until [...]

May 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Everglades,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Oil spill causes state of emergency in Florida

Photo of oil spill courtesy of NASA. The spill could be one of the worst in history.

Gov. Charlie Crist has declared a state of emergency in the Panhandle area due to the threat that oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform and well poses to the State of Florida. This emergency declaration will ensure timely precautions are taken to protect natural resources, beaches and other coastal ecosystems, communities and the [...]

April 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

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