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Louisianans Describe the Impact of the Spill

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 21, 2010

The effects of the six-month deepwater drilling moratorium are becoming manifest along the Gulf Coast. Published reports say rig hands in-training are abandoning plans to work in the offshore energy industry and are looking for jobs in the cleanup effort. 

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Tony Hayward on Capitol Hill

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 17, 2010

BP CEO Tony Hayward submitted testimony to a House panel today, saying that he is "deeply sorry" for the tragic Deepwater Horizon incident, adding that it was "complex accident, caused by an unprecedented combination of failures." 

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What Do You Think About the Deepwater Drilling Moratorium?

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 16, 2010

In his speech last night, President Obama reiterated his support for the six-month deepwater drilling moratorium, saying that the ban would remain in place until the presidential commission completes its investigation into the Deepwater Horizon accident.

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VIDEO: "The Roughneck's Lament"

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 14, 2010

The statistics about the oil spill continue to come in, showing that the size and the scope of the response are unprecedented. At last report, there were hundreds of vessels and more than 25,000 people--scientists, engineers, wildlife experts, shrimpers and others--working together to battle the spill and plug the well.

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Gerard: Don't Put Energy Jobs at Risk

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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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Pressure Mounts Against Deepwater Drilling Ban

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 9, 2010

The Department of the Interior (DOI) late yesterday sent out a list of new safety requirements to offshore drillers as pressure mounted against the drilling moratorium. 

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What's the Future of Offshore Drilling?

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 8, 2010

The offshore oil and natural gas industry is in a holding pattern of sorts today, waiting for the Minerals Management Service (MMS) to issue Notices to Lessees (NTL) that will provide information about offshore energy development. Announcements from MMS offices last week caused concern when at least two drilling permits were rescinded in shallow water after the president announced a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling. 

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