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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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Women's Groups Outraged By Ruling On Morning-After Pill
WASHINGTON - National women's groups and pro-choice advocates were aghast yesterday as the Obama administration overturned an FDA opinion allowing better access to family planning contraceptives. NPR reports: Women's health advocates were quick to cry foul Wednesday when Health and Human Services...
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Libya Seeks UK Firms to Develop Oil Sector and Construction Industry
Nuri Berruien, head of Libya's National Oil Company, said the government would 'favour our friends' to develop its reserves
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Battle Looms Between US Oil Giant and Iraq
Baghdad threatens to throw ExxonMobil out after Kurdistan deal
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Labor Draws New Battle Lines on Iraq and Iran Oil Fields
The Middle East's two key exports these days seem terribly at odds with each other: oil, the lifeblood of the global economic order, and political unrest, in the form of protest movements rolling across the region. Occasionally, though, oil and dissent can mix, and workers may be channeling a bit...
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Oops: White People Don't Want To Do All That Hard Work Brown People Did
First, it was tomatoes. Now potatoes. Alabama's tough new immigration law, touted the worst in the country, has worked mighty fast. It quickly drove experienced Hispanic workers out, leaving crops rotting in the fields, few new workers able or willing to do the backbreaking work, and many farmers...
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BP's Gulf of Mexico PR, One Year Later
Finger-pointing over the Deepwater Horizon disaster resumed recently after the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Coast Guard issued a joint report (pdf) which concluded all three corporate participants in the calamity -- BP , Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton -- were at fault. The report...
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Obama Administration Allows BP Back Into the Bidding for Gulf Oil Drilling Rights
US regulator declines to enforce 'death penalty' on oil company despite environmentalists' fury
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