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End of drilling ban spurs controversy

The Obama administration said it is ending its deepwater drilling moratorium, environmentalists say the risks are too high, and the oil industry says the rules are too strict.

 

 

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Another oil rig explodes

Another offshore oil rig exploded and burned in the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 2, 80 miles south of the Louisiana coast.

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Guess where BP is dumping its oil-spill waste?

Sixty one percent of the British Petroleum oil-spill waste is being dumped in communities largely made up of people of color.

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Oil still a problem in the Gulf, scientists warn

The oil that BP and the government claim is gone from the Gulf of Mexico is actually still there, and threatens the eco-system, two groups of scientists said this week.

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Oil companies trying to block California clean air laws

Texas-based oil giants Valero and Tesoro, among the biggest polluters in the nation, are the main backers of Proposition 23, which would suspend California's clean air laws.

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Californians reject offshore oil drilling

In a dramatic turnaround from a year ago, Californians' opposition to offshore oil drilling has soared in the aftermath of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a new poll shows.

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Michigan oil spill company had safety, corrosion problems

The company that owns a ruptured pipeline that has spilled more than 1 million gallons of oil into Southwest Michigan's Kalamazoo River was cited at least 30 times for safety violations.

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Bill would make oil companies pay, but Republicans say no

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a new limited energy bill that includes no curbs on carbon emissions - but Republicans, and some Democrats, don't like this bill either.

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Louisiana deals with new oil spill

A new oil spill endangered the Louisiana marshes, July 27, a day after BP announced that Tony Hayward was leaving the company's CEO post, effective Oct. 1.

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No more "drill, baby, drill," say pro athletes

Star athletes showed their concern by traveling to the Gulf Coast this past week to visit members of the community and witness the damage caused by BP's oil spill.

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