May

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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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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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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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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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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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California ballot initiatives mostly an assault on democracy

Three of five propositions on the June 8 California primary ballot are an assault on the voting rights of the people, and on their pocketbooks.