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Michigan oil spill company had safety, corrosion problems

The company that owns a ruptured pipeline that has spilled more than 1 million gallons of oil into Southwest Michigan's Kalamazoo River was cited at least 30 times for safety violations.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Big Coal: damaging communities from Appalachia to Colombia

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth presented "The Struggle for Justice in the Coalfields of Central Appalachia and Colombia" at the U.S. Social Forum.


Worries mount on oil spill health effects

As oil washes up on Florida beaches, scores of cleanup workers are falling ill.


BP admits it wasn’t prepared

President Obama heads back to the Gulf Coast Friday, as BP's CEO acknowledges the company was completely unprepared for a deepwater oil spill.


As oil gushes, BP spews nonsense

While BP has its own "reporters" enthusing about a "ballet at sea" in the Gulf, some 200,000 workers in the region are either out of work or facing imminent unemployment.


On Gulf Coast many doubt BP can stop leak soon

Union leaders, fishermen and environmentalists in the Gulf region say there is almost no chance that BP can stop the gushing oil by August.

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