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Ex-BP manager invokes Fifth in hearing on spill

...nation's largest oil field could not bring himself to answer questions from lawmakers about how BP's neglect led to a massive oil spill. Sound off on the important issues at "Based upon the advice of counsel, I respectfully will not answer questions...
BP suspends construction of rig off Alaska coast a 100-million-barrel reserve of recoverable oil. Some critics have questioned the approach following the massive oil spill stemming from a BP-leased rig in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year. Following the spill, federal regulators...
Weather stymies oil spill cleanup

...a soybean freighter cracked in half, officials Saturday could take only a few small steps toward cleaning up the massive oil spill left behind. Three days after the 738-foot Selendang Ayu wrecked on the west side of Unalaska Island, Coast Guard...
Fed agency approves Shell Oil Co. plan to drill in Arctic's Beaufort Sea

...the agency's decision Thursday flies in the face of "promises of reform" made by the administration after the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year. "This administration is as willing as ever to rubber stamp dangerous drilling...
Murkowski launches YouTube segment

...that she says Alaskans sent in by e-mail or Facebook. Issues discussed in the roughly 5-minute video were the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, whether taxpayer money would be used for abortions under the federal health care overhaul...
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Reactions mixed on Arctic drilling decision

...called the Obama administration's decision irrational and careless, a response to interest groups following the massive oil spill from a BP PLC well in the Gulf of Mexico. That spill has surpassed the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster as the nation's...
Free-market religion gets lost in gulf oil spill

...upon their waters. As there are no atheists in foxholes, it turns out there are no small-government disciples in massive oil spills. No, with BP oil soaking the sands of his coastline, Bobby Jindal turned righteously to that big, sometimes bloated...
Judge halts oil, gas development on Chukchi Sea

...identifying what missing information was relevant to analysis of a lease sale's effect. The decision comes after the massive oil spill from a BP PLC well in the Gulf of Mexico and is a blow to the unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which had hoped to...
Lessons of Exxon Valdez, 10 years later

...this month, scientists argued about how thoroughly and quickly ecosystems recover from the Exxon Valdez and other massive oil spills. There's no debating, however, that Prince William Sound looks a whole lot better now than it did that spring...
Interior Secretary: Obama administration interested in responsible drilling in Alaska

...on issues including Arctic drilling with business and labor interests. He said lessons learned from last year's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico - including the fact that companies weren't as prepared to respond to a spill as they'd...


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