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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BP oil rig disaster is big setback for Big Oil

This week brought new revelations about the "cozy relationship" between the oil industry and government officials, and about deregulation's role in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

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The big dig

Promoting environmental sustainability in Baltimore is the dream of green community activist Jerome Alexander who initiated a tree planting project recently.

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Exxon Valdez survivors and Gulf residents fight the same battle

They may be four thousand miles apart but the people in this region are joining a battle taken up more than 20 years ago by the residents of Cordova, a small Alaskan fishing village.

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Top offshore drilling regulator forced out

The top government official overseeing offshore drilling retired suddenly yesterday.

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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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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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