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Oil cleanup workers fight back against BP

Workers struggling to stem the oil flow on the Gulf Coast are falling ill and some are filing class actions suits against BP.

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As oil gushes, BP spews nonsense

While BP has its own "reporters" enthusing about a "ballet at sea" in the Gulf, some 200,000 workers in the region are either out of work or facing imminent unemployment.

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On Gulf Coast many doubt BP can stop leak soon

Union leaders, fishermen and environmentalists in the Gulf region say there is almost no chance that BP can stop the gushing oil by August.

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Outrage spurs BP boycott

Outraged at the environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, a movement to boycott BP is growing across the country.

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Obama halts offshore drilling

President Obama announced today that he is extending a moratorium on deepwater oil drilling permits, and said the BP explosion showed the need to transition to a green economy.

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BP oil rig disaster is big setback for Big Oil

This week brought new revelations about the "cozy relationship" between the oil industry and government officials, and about deregulation's role in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

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The big dig

Promoting environmental sustainability in Baltimore is the dream of green community activist Jerome Alexander who initiated a tree planting project recently.

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Exxon Valdez survivors and Gulf residents fight the same battle

They may be four thousand miles apart but the people in this region are joining a battle taken up more than 20 years ago by the residents of Cordova, a small Alaskan fishing village.

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Top offshore drilling regulator forced out

The top government official overseeing offshore drilling retired suddenly yesterday.

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A California battle over power to the people

A public clean energy program began delivering electricity to 6,000 customers this month, and a for-profit electric giant is fighting it tooth and nail.

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