Deepwater Horizon

Stormwater Grants
4:31 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Stormwater Grants Heading To NWFL

NEW ORLEANS - Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010. A Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors April 21, 2010. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes and cutters responded to rescue the Deepwater Horizon's 126 person crew. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Credit Photo via Flickr//EPI2oh

$10 million in State of Florida grant money is coming to the Panhandle, to help pay for upgrades in local storm water infrastructure. That word comes from state Senate President Don Gaetz.

The money is part of a $90 million settlement between the Department of Justice and MOEX Offshore – a co-owner of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded four years ago, causing the nation’s worst oil spill.

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Restore Workshop
3:54 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Restoring The Gulf Workshop Planned For Pensacola Beach

A ship floats amongst a sea of spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. (2010)
Credit Photo via Flickr//Kris Krug

There's a day-long event planned for next Wednesday in Pensacola Beach designed to summarize all that's happened in and around the Gulf in the four years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Deepwater Horizon
5:16 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

BP Trial Date Set, RESTORE Amount Uncertain

Four years after the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico resulting from the Deepwater Horizon explosion, it appears another year will pass before BP learns how much it will owe under the Clean Water Act.

On Monday, U.S. Magistrate Sally Shushan issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines, leading up to the January 20 trial date set by presiding Federal Judge Carl Barbier. The schedule also calls for the trial to end on February 5.

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