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

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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 »

Crist declares state of emergency in Broward

GULF OF MEXICO - Aerial view of oil being burned from the Deepwater Horizon/BP incident, May 19, 2010. Favorable weather conditions allowed burns to total more than nine hours. The burns are part of an effort to reduce the amount of oil in the water and are part of the joint federal, state and BP effort to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon. U.S Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John Kepsimelis.

A state of emergency has officially been declared in South Florida. Florida Gov. Charlie Crist declared Broward County, along with Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties in a state of emergency from the BP oil spill on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. “I found that this event threatens the state of Florida,” said Crist in [...]

May 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Hollywood,Hurricane season,Lauderdale by the Sea,Local news,Pompano Beach,Tallahassee,Volunteers,Water management | Read More »

NOAA – Light oil sheen has entered loop current

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NOAA’s latest observations indicate that a small portion of the oil slick has reached the Loop Current in the form of light to very light sheens. In the time it would take for oil to travel to the vicinity of the Florida Straits, any oil would be highly weathered and both the natural process of evaporation and the application [...]

May 19th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Federal Government,Local news | Read More »

Governor Crist Offers Guidelines for Reporting Oil Spill Impacts in Florida


Florida Governor Charlie Crist today encouraged residents and visitor to report evidence of oil from the Deepwater Horizon incident along the state’s shores by calling the State Warning Point at 1-877-2-SAVE-FL (1-877-272-8335), or by dialing #DEP from a cell phone. Impacts reported to the State Warning Point will be investigated by reconnaissance teams of trained [...]

May 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Fort Lauderdale,Port Everglades,Recreation,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 »

Broward preparing for worst-case oil scenario; hoping for best

The mobile offshore drilling unit Q4000 lowers a pollution containment chamber May 6, 2010. The chamber was designed to cap the oil discharge that was a result of the Deepwater Horizon incident. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley.

While the chance of any oil arriving on Broward’s beaches is still several weeks away, Broward County officials led a press conference Thursday afternoon to let residents know how they were planning for the event, if it happens. “We are most concerned if the oil makes its way into the Gulf Stream and north to [...]

May 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Everglades,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Port Everglades,Tallahassee | Read More »

No means no! Stop the oil madness and take action today!

Do you want Broward's beaches to look like this? Photo from Mirror.co.uk.

So when does the word “no” not mean no? In rape cases, when the victim says “no” then no means no. Just as this is upheld in the court of law, so should the current moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling along the Florida coastline be upheld. It is clear that even if the Florida [...]

May 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Everglades,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,National politics,Recreation,Tallahassee | Read More »

Take a sustainable approach-urge elected officials to take stance against offshore drilling


By Valerie Amor, Green Examiner, guest columnist. It was President Barack Obama during his campaign that stressed repeatedly that he would never support lifting the moratorium off the coast of Florida, “I intend to keep in place the moratorium here in Florida…to protect Florida’s pristine coastline.” Since his own words are stronger than mine in [...]

April 5th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Environmental,Families,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Lauderdale by the Sea,Local news,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Pompano Beach,Sunrise,Weston,margate,wilton manors | Read More »

Florida legislation asks Congress to remove offshore drilling moratorium

The House General Government Policy Council today approved House Memorial (HM) 563 by Representative Seth McKeel (R-Lakeland).  The legislation calls on the United States Congress to support the expedited removal of the moratorium prohibiting exploration and production of domestic supplies of oil and natural gas in federal waters surrounding Florida, and

February 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,National politics,Transportation,Water management | Read More »

Locals unite at Fort Lauderdale beach against oil drilling offshore


To the backdrop of a stunning turquoise ocean, peaceful protestors gathered along 70-plus beaches across the state of Florida to protest drilling in offshore. In Fort Lauderdale, it especially hit home as the city’s commissioners prepare to vote on a resolution opposing offshore drilling in Florida waters. Several hundred Broward residents gathered at the heart [...]

February 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Families,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Lauderdale by the Sea,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Water management | Read More »

Florida House wants release from moratorium on gas/oil in Gulf

The House General Government Policy Council today approved House Memorial (CS/HM) 21 by Representative Seth McKeel (R-Lakeland) that would call on the United States Congress to continue its support of the expiration of the Congressional moratoria, removal of the Presidential withdrawal prohibiting oil and natural gas leasing of the Outer continental Shelf (OCS), and support [...]

March 31st, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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