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Environmentalists hail Obama curb on offshore drilling

In a move called "wise and sensible, the Obama administration announced yesterday that it is withdrawing plans for expanding oil drilling in the Gulf and Atlantic Ocean.

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Corporate push to buy Congress gets even bigger in home stretch

The flood of secret corporate contributions into Republican campaign coffers is bigger than ever in the final week before Election Day.

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"Post-partisan" energy plan: who's going to profit?

The right-wing American Enterprise Institute and two centrist-liberal groups have announced a "post-partisan" clean energy plan - is this for real?

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End of drilling ban spurs controversy

The Obama administration said it is ending its deepwater drilling moratorium, environmentalists say the risks are too high, and the oil industry says the rules are too strict.

 

 

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Another oil rig explodes

Another offshore oil rig exploded and burned in the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 2, 80 miles south of the Louisiana coast.

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Guess where BP is dumping its oil-spill waste?

Sixty one percent of the British Petroleum oil-spill waste is being dumped in communities largely made up of people of color.

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Oil still a problem in the Gulf, scientists warn

The oil that BP and the government claim is gone from the Gulf of Mexico is actually still there, and threatens the eco-system, two groups of scientists said this week.

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Oil companies trying to block California clean air laws

Texas-based oil giants Valero and Tesoro, among the biggest polluters in the nation, are the main backers of Proposition 23, which would suspend California's clean air laws.

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Californians reject offshore oil drilling

In a dramatic turnaround from a year ago, Californians' opposition to offshore oil drilling has soared in the aftermath of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a new poll shows.

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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.

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