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Gulf Coast scientists warn of hidden oil disaster

NEW ORLEANS - What is happening in the Gulf is a "massive experiment" in how to poison an entire ecosystem, one scientist says.

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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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Clean ports, truck driver rights at issue on Capitol Hill

A congressional subcommittee this week heard compelling testimony about the achievements of the Clean Trucks Programs at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and what's needed to assure their continued success.

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At Blue-Green Alliance meet, the cry is, “Good Jobs, Clean Air!”

WASHINGTON - Truck-driver Porfirio Diaz brought the 3,500 delegates at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs national conference here to their feet May 5 with his harrowing story of the struggle he and his fellow drivers are waging for union rights and clean air in the Port of Oakland in California.

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