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Three Gulf Coast victories scored since the BP spill

You will hear a lot of gloomy reports about the state of the Gulf Coast as we approach the fourth-year commemoration of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster on April 20. 894 more words

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Obama delays Keystone decision -- again

Stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before: The Obama administration is delaying a decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. 655 more words

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Ex-BP official got rich on Deepwater Horizon spill, gets busted

When Keith Seilhan was called in to coordinate BP’s oil spill cleanup after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, the senior company official and experienced crisis manager looked at the situation and thought, “Fuck this.” He dumped his family’s $1 million worth of BP stock, earning a profit and saving $100,000 in potential losses after the share price tanked even further. 148 more words

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BP claims mission accomplished in Gulf cleanup; Coast Guard begs to differ

BP this week metaphorically hung a “mission accomplished” banner over the Gulf of Mexico ecosystems that it wrecked when the Deepwater Horizon oil well blew up and spewed 200 million gallons of oil in 2010. 300 more words

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Obama makes a push for solar power

The White House threw a solar party on Thursday, and the streamers and ticker tape came in the form of millions of dollars of new support for solar projects.  194 more words

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European Media Giant Criticised Google

Mathias Dopfner, Chief Executive of Axel Springer, Europe’s largest media company has openly criticised the search engine giant, Google, in a German newspaper.

Mathias has published a letter addressed to Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt in Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper in response to a column by Eric. 333 more words

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How BP turned a whole community into an endangered species

Whether you live in Seattle, Baltimore, or Schenectady, N.Y., if you’ve had an oyster dish, chances are the shelled delicacies came from the Gulf of Mexico, most likely off the Louisiana coast, which produces a third of the nation’s oysters. 1,447 more words

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