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Settlement of $211M reached in Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS - A committee of lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill announced a $211 million settlement Wednesday with Transocean Ltd.
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Gulf oil crisis calls for leadership, not for protection of oil interestes

It's been a month now since a BP offshore oil rig exploded, adding hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil to the growing mess each day.
Gulf oil spill tragedy gives us pause here in Alaska

The nation might sense the anguish of those whose lives lie in the path of the Gulf Coast disaster, but we Alaskans know that hollow ache firsthand. Just 90 miles from where I stand, the Exxon Valdez ran aground in 1989, spilling millions of gallons of oil and leaving scars that still linger. Though Prince William Sound is slowly healing itself, the massive herring runs that drove both the ecosystem and the fishing economy have yet to return. We can only hope our loss isn't a harbinger of what awaits the people and wildlife of the Gulf.
Gulf oil spill: same old arguments

Last month's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has reignited the on-again, off-again public angst about our nation's energy policy - or lack thereof. Environmentalists are using the accident as a political club against expanded drilling on public lands. Republicans are using it as yet another reason we need to do more to subsidize energy production. It is a dispiriting debate that illustrates the profound intellectual poverty animating our public conversation about energy policy.
Free-market religion gets lost in gulf oil spill

?There has never been a challenge that the American people, with as little interference as possible by the federal government, cannot handle.? ? Bobby Jindal, March 24, 2009
Ulmer to present findings of Gulf oil spill commission

University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Fran Ulmer will give a special presentation of the findings of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Commission from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the UAS Egan Lecture Hall, Room 112. She will discuss the report issued by the Commission earlier this year and provide an opportunity for questions.
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Bush close to winning on ANWR drilling

WASHINGTON - Soaring energy prices and the precarious nature of Persian Gulf oil are boosting the chances Congress will approve oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. A showdown is nearing...
Don't spill gulf research funds

...President Obama isn't best suited to determine how to spend $500 million on scientific research into the effects of the gulf oil spill. Nor is BP, which has promised to disburse the money over the next decade. Least qualified of all are the governors...
Appetite of US energy use is the point, not Obama's emotion

...environmental disaster." offered this headline: "Does the president need to yell and scream to stop the Gulf oil spill?" Who cares whether Obama was a good enough performer on TV? We should worry instead about whether he'll push...
Bid to stop EPA ruling faces White House veto

...carrying out regulations controlling greenhouse gases. The White House, citing the environmental damage caused by the Gulf oil spill, said the measure to overturn new EPA regulations would increase the nation's dependence on oil and other fossil...


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