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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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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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