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Panel on Gulf oil spill to meet tonight in St. Petersburg

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From Mitch Perry: Tonight in St. Petersburg there will be a major discussion on the Deepwater Horizon gulf spill at The Palladium Theatre from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., sponsored in part by Repower America and Clean Energy Works.

The event will be broken into three one hour discussions.  From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. the discussion is entitled “About the Spill,” and will feature Bill Hogarth, the Dean of the USF College of Marine Sciences, D.T. Minich from Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, and Geophysical Engineer Dan Berard.

From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. will be the media’s perspective on the crises, and will feature Rob Lorei from WMNF radio, editorial writer John Hill of the St. Pete Times, Preston Rudie of WTSP-Channel 10, environmental reporter Jan Hollingsworth and yours truly.

From 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. under  Solutions, the panelists will be Cynthia Sarthou from the Gulf Restoration Network, Susan Glickman from the Florida Business Network for a Clean Energy Economy, David Friedman from the Union of Concerned Scientists, and David Pettit from the Natural Resources Defense Council.

The Palladium Theatre is located at 253 Fifth Ave. N. in St. Petersburg.

You can get more information about the event at

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