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Oil Spill with International Impact

deepwater horizon  domestic energy  drilling ban  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  oil spill liability trust fund  diamond wire  relief wells 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 11, 2010

The Gulf oil spill became an international political issue yesterday with British lawmakers bristling at the suggestion that BP should pay the salaries of Gulf Coast energy workers who lose their jobs under the administration's six-month drilling moratorium.

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Gerard: Don't Put Energy Jobs at Risk

bp  deepwater horizon  department of the interior  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  Jack Gerard  liability trust fund  mms  moratorium  offshore drilling  oil spill cleanup  oil spill liability trust fund  doi  oil spill in gulf  osltf 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 9, 2010

API President and CEO Jack Gerard told Congress today that raising the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund cap from $75 million to $10 billion "would place about 145,000 jobs at risk."

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Don't Undermine U.S. Energy Security

deepwater drilling  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy policy  offshore drilling  oil spill liability trust fund 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 14, 2010

A congressional proposal to raise the liability limit from $75 million to $10 billion on the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund could threaten the viability of deepwater operations, significantly reduce U. S. domestic oil production, and harm U.S. energy security.

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Who Pays for the Oil Spill?

bp  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill liability trust fund  oil spill response  spill response  oil spill payment 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 12, 2010

We've received several telephone calls from reporters who are wondering who pays for oil spill cleanup activities. With regard to the Deepwater Horizon spill, BP has assumed responsibility for the cleanup. 

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