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  • Group: Order New Offshore Oil Impact Study

    Group: Order New Offshore Oil Impact Study
    An environmental group says it will sue unless Interior Secretary Ken Salazar orders a new study of how major offshore oil spills could affect endangered species - and halts all pending activity until that is done. Miyoko Sakashita (mee-OH-koh sah-KAHSH-...
  • Heat On White House To Do More About Gulf Spill

    Heat On White House To Do More About Gulf Spill
    The Obama administration's environmental chief dipped a small cup into the oily mess at the mouth of the Mississippi and was surprised by what came out. "Oh my God - it's so thick!" exclaimed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson...
  • Salazar: IG Drilling Findings 'Deeply Disturbing'

    Salazar: IG Drilling Findings 'Deeply Disturbing'
    A new Interior Department report faulting federal regulators for lax oversight of offshore drilling as well as ethics lapses is "deeply disturbing," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday. The report, which follows up on a 2007 investigation,...
  • Influence Game: Government Regulators Hired By Companies

    Influence Game: Government Regulators Hired By Companies
    At a 2005 workshop, a senior official in the U.S. government's Minerals Management Service raised concerns about ultra-deepwater drilling and included the bullet point, "Few or no regulations or standards." Within two years, Jim Grant left his post as...
  • Jindal to Obama: Lift Offshore Drilling Ban

    Jindal to Obama: Lift Offshore Drilling Ban
    Governor Bobby Jindal sent the following letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary Ken Salazar about the severe impacts of the moratorium on deepwater drilling for the Louisiana Gulf Coast. -------------------- June 2, 2010 Dear President...
  • AP Impact: BP Spill Response Plans Severely Flawed

    AP Impact: BP Spill Response Plans Severely Flawed
    Professor Peter Lutz is listed in BP's 2009 response plan for a Gulf of Mexico oil spill as a national wildlife expert. He died in 2005. Under the heading "sensitive biological resources," the plan lists marine mammals including walruses, sea otters, sea...
  • US Official: Gulf Oil Drilling Paused, Not Stopped

    US Official: Gulf Oil Drilling Paused, Not Stopped
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is reassuring Congress that the Obama administration has pressed what he described as the "pause button, not the stop button," on all offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere. Salazar, testifying...
  • Red Tape Vexes Gulf Residents Seeking BP Payments

    Red Tape Vexes Gulf Residents Seeking BP Payments
    The reefs that David Walter makes for anglers to drop into the Gulf of Mexico are fake, but his frustration as he tries to win compensation from BP for lost income is real. State regulators stopped issuing permits for the reefs on May 4 because of the...
  • BP Shares Bounce Back In London Trading

    BP Shares Bounce Back In London Trading
    Shares in BP PLC opened higher in London on Friday, a day after a sharp drop linked to the company's difficulties with an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico was reversed in New York. BP shares were up 4 percent at 380.2 pence in the first hour of trading on...
  • Despite lobbying rules, FPL blurs line

    Florida Power & Light Co. employs three lobbyists in Tallahassee, has 22 more who were paid at least $221,000 combined in the last quarter of 2009 and donates to state political parties - more than $670,000 in the past 15 months But critics of Florida'...
  • Gulf Rig Owner Criticizes Obama's Drilling Halt

    Gulf Rig Owner Criticizes Obama's Drilling Halt
    The owner of the drilling rig involved in the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico criticized the U.S. government's six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the area Tuesday. On the sidelines of an oil conference in London, Transocean Ltd. president...