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  • Chumash have political backer in fight with Santa Barbara County

    Chumash have political backer in fight with Santa Barbara County
    Considering how much money may be at stake, it was inevitable that the increasingly nasty fight between a Santa Barbara Indian tribe and its neighbors over a big parcel of undeveloped land would attract outside interest.
  • Gulf oil spill: Congress wants independent panel with subpoena power

    On Capitol Hill, a pair of Democratic lawmakers proposed creating an independent commission with subpoena power to investigate the causes of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and to recommend measures to prevent similar disasters. A...

    Gulf oil spill: a gush of legislation

    Public hearings on the catastrophic gulf oil spill have only just begun, with their myriad opportunities for grandstanding, but more substantive political work is also underway: Federal lawmakers are tossing bills into the hopper to reform the nation's...

    BP shares plunge 15% as more investors flee

    Shares of BP are plummeting for a fourth consecutive session as investors bolt amid mounting U.S. pressure on the oil giant over its catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The company’s U.S.-traded shares were down $5.31, or 15%, to $29.36...

    Gulf oil spill: Oil execs scolded for 'cookie cutter' spill plans

    Oil company executives came under attack during congressional hearings Tuesday for having what Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) called "cookie cutter’’ oil spill response plans that are similar to, and no better than, BP’s plan in the Gulf of....