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President Obama removed the majority of the Arctic Ocean and parts of the Atlantic from the federal government’s fossil fuel leasing program today, responding to widespread calls to preempt the incoming Trump administration from expanding offshore oil and gas drilling and worsening the climate crisi...
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When then-Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) first pushed the idea in 2010, it was easy to find Virginians who favored oil and gas drilling along the Virginia coast, even in this tourism-dependent city of 450,000. The Virginia Beach City Council voted 8 to 3 that year in support of the giant offshore rigs...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
Greenpeace have staged an online protest against MP Simon Bridges after the Government yesterday awarded oil and gas exploration permits to ten more companies. The environmental organisation has created an identical website to the Energy and Resources Minister's official government page, and when e...
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  Interior Department Failed to Analyze Oil-Spill Risk The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a lawsuit against Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for failing to assess possible impacts on the Gulf of Mexico's endangered whales and sea turtles of a large oil spill resulting from drilling...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
By Ayesha Rascoe NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, July 13 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. agency charged with regulating offshore oil drilling on Tuesday defended the new deepwater drilling moratorium, saying the risk of another disaster remains too high as the government battles to deal with the BP oil sp...
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  The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a national nightmare that seems to have no ending. Every day new details come out that are even more shocking than what we learned the day before. The truth is that life will never be the same in the Gulf of Mexico or for those who live along the Gulf coast....
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