Gulf oil spill presents a political challenge to Obama's offshore drilling plans

The worsening oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday threatened not only the shores of five states but also President Obama's plan to open vast stretches of U.S. coastline to oil and gas drilling. Full Story »

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Andre Heinemann
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by Andre Heinemann - Apr. 30, 2010

Well written article about environmental political and public relation damage control underway in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon Rig accident. The article offers multiple hyperlinks, many of which aren't relevant to this story.

I think the only really important question right now is this: How do we stop this disaster from getting any worse than it already is? The reactions from politicians are as sad as they are amusing, unfortunately...

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Apr. 30, 2010

Good reporting on the political fallout of the blowout.

I am interested in the labor situation, as to whether it is similar to the mining disaster where unions were destroyed and worker involved safety provisions removed. Are whistleblowers retaliated against and blacklisted?

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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - Apr. 30, 2010

Very thorough, good linkage, plenty of context.

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Glenn LaBauve
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by Glenn LaBauve - Apr. 30, 2010

The Reagan deregulation is coming home to roost and the Republicans get to blame Obama.

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Kaizar Campwala
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by Kaizar Campwala - Apr. 30, 2010
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