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Experts confirm leak is far worse than BP is saying

NEW ORLEANS - Statements by local labor leaders to the World that the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is far bigger than the 5,000 gallons a day claimed by BP were confirmed by national experts speaking to the press today.

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From Gulf Coast: We are more than fishermen, we are farmers of the sea

YCLOSKEY, La. - Brad Robin has been an oyster fisherman all his life, like four of his six brothers and his 84-year-old father.

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A shrimp boat captain worries and waits

CHALMETTE, La. - Sixty miles off the Gulf of Mexico, the shrimpers and the people who work for them worry and wait in a world of hurt.

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Administration urged to work with Cuba on oil disaster, protecting Gulf

"The Deepwater Horizon disaster underscores the need to be talking to Cuba about protecting our shared environment," the director of a U.S.-Cuba policy group says.

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BP profits, and people “get stuck” cleaning up mess

Three weeks after the Deepwater Horizon exploded off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 workers, over 200,000 gallons of oil are still being pumped into the ocean every day.

Oil spill could surge, lawmaker warns

Oil gushing from the BP well off the coast of Louisiana could surge to 60,000 barrels a day if the company's plan to cap it with a four-story metal container fails, Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., said Wednesday after he met with oil industry executives.

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No clear plan yet to stop the leak

Oil could be gushing for at least three more months in the aftermath of last month's BP oil rig explosion.

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Cheney blasted for blocking oil well safety valve

Women who have spent their lives fighting oil company pollution and profiteering denounced Dick Cheney and the company he once headed for their role in the oil spill spreading across the Gulf of Mexico.

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Gulf disaster spurs questions on drilling, Halliburton

With an estimated 25,000 barrels of crude oil gushing each day from BP's Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental group called for an immediate halt to offshore drilling.

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Obama threads political needle on oil drilling

The president responds to "Drill, baby, drill" with his own drilling plan.

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