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Congressional committee grills rig execs listen

05/12/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce asked the heads of four corporations what went wrong at the Deepwater Horizon rig site on April 20. Their answer, for the most part, was that they don’t know. Rep. Henry Waxman grilled them on an equipment test failure that had occurred just hours ahead of the rig explosion. [U.S. Rep. Peter Welch](http:/...

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Anti-drilling protesters seek to influence Crist listen

05/12/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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After Governor Charlie Crist met with officials from BP and government agencies in St. Pete today, he spoke with environmental activists.

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Sink still wants answers from BP on oil disaster listen

05/11/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today, Florida’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson sent a letter to Gov. Charlie Crist asking for a special legislative session on oil drilling. Also today, Crist said he wants to call a special session to consider a constitutional ban on oil drilling in state waters within the next two weeks.

The state’s chief financial officer, Alex Sink, also favors a special session. She also wants answers from [...

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Gulf Restoration Network responds to BP oil disaster listen

05/11/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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As thousands of gallons of oil continue to spew from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and begin to creep toward Florida's coastline, environmental groups that have fought against offshore drilling for years are scrambling to take action to protect the coasts. WMNF spoke with Joe Murphy, the Florida director of the Gulf Restoration Network about what his grou...

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BP says chemical dispersants will not be used near shore listen

05/10/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Oil washed up on the shores and marshes of Louisiana over the weekend as the Deepwater Horizon well continued to gush out of control.

On Saturday a BP containment box failed because it was clogged by ice hydrates. BP is seeking permission to use methanol to keep the slush from forming when a new containment box is deployed.

BP says the ongoing leak has cost the company $350 million so far.

David Nagle, head of BP’s Washington office, said the $75 million liability for economic dama...

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The suffering begins on the Gulf Coast listen

05/10/10 Tom Baur
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Oily tar balls are rolling into the pristine bayous and islands ...

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Sen Bill Nelson visits oil spill incident command post in St Pete listen

05/07/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In order to respond to effects on the West Coast of Florida from the BP oil blowout, federal, state and local agencies have established an incident command post in St. Petersburg. Representatives from BP, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and the U.S. Coast Guard, are among the groups stationed at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute on the campu...

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BP Oil blowout has Florida’s Nature Coast nervous listen

05/07/10 Tom Baur
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Hundreds of thousands of gallons of black gold gush unabated daily since BP’s Horizon Discovery Oil rig blew up near New Orleans.

WMNF reports from Cedar Key on Florida's Nature Coast.

Cedar Key Mayor Sue Colson is mad as heck over the lack of communication she has seen from BP Oil and Federal officials.

Mayor Colson’s city has endured many disasters in its time: the No-Name storm of '93, the banning of net fishing in '95 and the disappearance of the Shrimp fleet. But nothin...

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Richard Heinberg on Peak Oil listen

05/07/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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This week WMNF has been speaking to leading figures in the field of Peak Oil and asking them to add context to the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. WMNF spoke with Richard Heinberg on the implications of the spill and the future of deep sea oil drilling.

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Castor says BP thinks oil leak could be up to 60 thousand barrels per day listen

05/05/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Yesterday, representatives from three of the companies responsible for the Gulf oil well blow-out — BP, Transocean and Halliburton — held closed-door meetings with some members of Congress.

Tampa-area U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor attended a meeting, and tells us she heard from the companies that there is uncertainty about when the leak will be un...

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