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BP Funds Gulf Research, but not the Boats Needed to Conduct It
In the wake of its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, BP pledged up to $500 million over a decade to create an independent program to conduct scientific research at institutions in the U.S. Gulf states. Known as the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative , the program is studying various aspects of the...
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As BP Profits Gush Skywards, Deal May Be Cut to Allow BP to Avoid Trial
BP returned to profit with a bang in 2011, revealing Tuesday that it made $24 billion last year as the British energy giant prepares for a criminal trial over the US Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster. BP lost $4.9 billion in April 2010 when an explosion on the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon rig killed...
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The Growing Iranian Military Behemoth
The tranquility of my Saturday morning was disrupted — and that’s putting it mildly — when I read on Glenn Reynolds’ popular right-wing “Instapundit” blog that we can learn important “ Lessons About Iran From Hitler. ” To know that we have yet another New Hitler in our midst is alarming indeed...
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Scientists: Dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico Dying 'At an Alarming Rate'
"Unusual Mortality Event" contradicts BP's portrayal of health of Gulf
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Mitch Daniels, Deficit Peacock
In issuing the Republican rebuttal to the State of the Union address, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels had the audacity to present himself as a fiscal conservative and lecture President Obama on economic policy. Daniels presenting himself as a fiscal conservative is farcical: The tax cuts he pushed...
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BP Oil Disaster a Distant Memory for Oil Companies Eyeing the Gulf Again
While energy companies continue profits, residents struggle with health effects of Deepwater Horizon disaster
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Nigeria's Oil Disasters Met by Silence
The global media have had little to say on Nigeria's latest oil spill and the hundreds of others that have destroyed so many lives
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Complete with Threats and Astroturf, Big Oil Preps for Election Year Push
Jack Gerard, president of the American Petroleum Institute, issued a vailed but unmistakable warning to President Obama on Wednesday during remarks given at the oil and gas industry's State of American Energy event in Washington. "Clearly, the Keystone XL pipeline is in the national interest,"...
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BP Awarded $27 Million in Leases for Gulf Oil, Gas Exploration
BP is officially getting back into deep water exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, the Interior Department announced on Wednesday. The British energy giant, responsible for the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history last year in the Gulf, won $27 million worth of leases to conduct new oil-and-gas...
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The Real Definition of Terrorism
The FBI yesterday announced it has secured an indictment against Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa, a 38-year-old citizen of Iraq currently in Canada, from which the U.S. is seeking his extradition. The headline on the FBI’s Press Release tells the basic story: “Alleged Terrorist Indicted in New York for...
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