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The Environment / Oil Spills

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A Detailed Guide of BP’s plan to Stop the Oil Spill: The Top Kill

May 26, 2010 at 08:01 | The Oil Drum

The next attempt to shut off the flow from the leaking BP well in the Gulf is still aimed to occur early Wednesday. The attempt will use the “top kill”…

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Could There Be A Bright Side To the Gulf of Mexico Disaster

May 20, 2010 at 07:52 | Michael Economides

Although the US petroleum industry is understandably in a state of panic after the recent spill in the Gulf of Mexico and some, both friend and foe, have even resorted…

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White House Covers Up Menacing Oil "Blob"

May 19, 2010 at 10:52 | Wayne Madsen

In an exclusive for Oilprice.com, the Wayne Madsen Report (WMR) has learned from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sources that U.S. Navy submarines deployed…

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Is There Rehab for This Oil Overdose? Black Tar Has Just Taken on a Whole New Meaning

May 18, 2010 at 09:01 | Carolyn Baker

It’s been almost a month since the sirens of the Deep Water Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico lacerated the night with tortured warnings of impending doom. Chief…

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: Who to Believe?

May 17, 2010 at 16:56 | Allen Gilmer

As we enter a week without further news as to whether BP's efforts to place a containment vessel over the oil leak in the subsurface, two news articles were published...

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U.S. to Restructure Offshore Drilling Regulatory Agency in Wake of Oil Spill

May 12, 2010 at 08:22 | Darrell Delamaide

The Obama administration said it will restructure the little-known agency overseeing offshore drilling, splitting is regulatory oversight duties from its lease management responsibilities – a joint task critics say is…

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8 Long Term Economic and Environmental Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill

May 11, 2010 at 11:51 | Michael Snyder

As oil continues to pour into the Gulf of Mexico at a staggering rate, many are now starting to realize that the pain from this oil spill will be felt…

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Oil Spills: More Oil is Released Naturally Than from Human Errors

May 10, 2010 at 21:12 | Al Fin

The Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound released 10.8 million gallons of oil -- or almost 250,000 barrels of oil. But natural oil seeps off California…

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The Cover-up: BP's Crude Politics and the Looming Environmental Mega-Disaster

May 06, 2010 at 11:43 | Wayne Madsen

WMR has been informed by sources in the US Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Florida Department of Environmental Protection that the Obama White House and…

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Some Perspective on the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

May 05, 2010 at 17:23 | Allen Gilmer

Panic time, folks. News stories about impending environmental disasters. A couple of senators calling for hearings. The media calling it "Obama's Katrina". Time for that rarest of things, perspective. 1. Chance that a US…

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