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The De Facto Moratorium

access  deepwater drilling moratorium  domestic energy  drilling ban  energy policy  gulf drilling ban  gulf energy production  gulf oil spill  mms  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 20, 2010

It's been three months since the Deepwater Horizon accident, and finally one new offshore drilling project has been approved.

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Seismic Studies Monitoring Seepage near Macondo Well

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf oil spill  spill response  seismic survey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 19, 2010

Engineers and government officials are watching the Gulf seabed closely today after seepage was discovered in the vicinity of theMacondo well.

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Oil Stops Flowing in the Gulf

blowout preventer  bp  containment cap  deepwater drilling  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  gulf oil spill  macondo well  oil spill cleanup  spill response  oil stops flowing 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 15, 2010

For the first time in more than two months, the Macondo well is not leaking oil and gas into the Gulf.

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Poll: Most Americans Oppose the Moratorium

access  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy policy  gulf oil spill  poll  drilling  moratorium  gulf of mexico 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 15, 2010

Almost three-quarters of Americans oppose the administration's deepwater drilling ban, according to a new Bloomberg National Poll.

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Checking the Well's Integrity

bp  containment cap  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 13, 2010

Using painstaking care, BP engineers are conducting tests that could determine whether a new cap can stop the flow of oil from the leaking Macondo well. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 112 - Research on Oil and the Subsea Environment

bp  deepwater horizon  dispersants  fl  florida  florida keys  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  spill response  coral reef 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 13, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Dr. David Vaughan of the Mote Marine Laboratory at Summerland Key, Florida, about his research on oil in the water from the Gulf spill and its potential effects on the subsea environment. 

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Oil Leak Update

bp  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy policy  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 12, 2010

BP engineers are making progress on installing a new cap on the leaking Macondo well. The process began just after noon on Saturday with the removal of the LMRP cap. In a news release, BP says the next step is to install a capping stack containing three closing rams.

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