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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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BP claims new cap almost in place, but locals are wary

"At this point, there have been so many ups and downs that everyone here is saying, 'we'll believe it when we see it'," said Keith Kennedy, a charter boat captain who works out of Venice, La.

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Oil spill workers report illness, possible long term effects

Cleanup workers are getting sick and health professionals are warning about the long term effects on everyone, including the general population.

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Outrage mounts over Judge Feldman's conflict of interest

Calls for the impeachment of Federal Judge Martin Feldman are growing louder as outrage mounts over his June 22 decision to overturn President Obama's moratorium on deep-ocean oil well drilling.

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Why Exxon Mobil is more dangerous than BP

Exxon Mobil Corp. stands out among the nation's oil giants in one big way: it is spending millions of dollars to fund an enormous network of extreme right-wing groups.

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Sorry, Mr. Hayward, Joe Barton stole limelight from your dismal performance

The firestorm over Barton's defense of BP drew attention away from the dismal performance by BP's CEO Tony Hayward at the Congressional hearing yesterday.

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GOP reeling from Barton’s “shakedown”

WASHINGTON-- Rep. Joe Barton, R-Tex, has plunged the Republican Party into turmoil with his blurted apology to the CEO of BP for what he called President Obama's "shakedown" of the oil giant,  possibly changing the midterm election dynamics.

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BP coughs up $20 billion, steelworkers slam "corporate greed"

BP agreed today to set up a $20 billion escrow fund to pay damage claims resulting from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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