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BP profits, and people “get stuck” cleaning up mess

Three weeks after the Deepwater Horizon exploded off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 workers, over 200,000 gallons of oil are still being pumped into the ocean every day.

Oil spill could surge, lawmaker warns

Oil gushing from the BP well off the coast of Louisiana could surge to 60,000 barrels a day if the company's plan to cap it with a four-story metal container fails, Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., said Wednesday after he met with oil industry executives.

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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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Gulf disaster spurs questions on drilling, Halliburton

With an estimated 25,000 barrels of crude oil gushing each day from BP's Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental group called for an immediate halt to offshore drilling.

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Obama threads political needle on oil drilling

The president responds to "Drill, baby, drill" with his own drilling plan.

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War for oil? T. Boone Pickens thinks so

U.S. companies are entitled to Iraq's oil, oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens told a congressional committee Oct. 21.

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EPA zaps BP on air pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has taken on oil giant BP along with corporate-friendly Republican officials in the state of Indiana.

Protests grow over big oil forgery scandal

The corporate-Republican fabrication of fake 'public opposition' to clean energy (as well as health care reform) has become so aggressive and mendacious that the Sierra Club responded by launching an online 'Liar, liar, pants on fire' campaign.

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