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Florida officials seek out oil skimmers rather than wait for BP

— Florida has just one-fifth of the number of skimmers state officials think are needed to combat oil from BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster from coming onshore, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Sole said.

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CIVIC ASSOCIATION SHORE PROTECTION FORUM: "THERE ARE NO SIMPLE ANSWERS"

The Civic Association Community Forum on Shore Protection today answered many questions that residents have about beach erosion. But as Llwyd Ecclestone, Town Shore Protection Board Chairman said, "Unfortunately, because of regulatory agencies like the US Army Corp of Engineers and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and many others, there are no simple answers."

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Did You Know? Shore Protection in 1949

In 1949 the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association met in West Palm Beach. You'll never guess what they talked about.  See the proceedings with a statement from the mayor and an article and picture. 

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