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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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Three-Judge Panel Strikes Down Moratorium

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

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 9, 2010

A three-judge panel in New Orleans yesterday struck down the six-month deepwater drilling moratorium which had led to the layoff of thousands of Gulf Coast energy workers.

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As "Alex" Grows, Skimmers Stop Work

bp  deepwater drilling  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf drilling  gulf of mexico  hurricane alex  hurricanes  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 29, 2010

The U.S. Coast Guard and BP sent oil skimming boats back to port this morning as Tropical Storm Alex gained strength and threatened to become the first Gulf hurricane of 2010. 

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Oil Spill: Something to Ponder...

bp  deepwater horizon  distribution  gulf oil spill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 28, 2010

One of my colleagues snapped a photo of this sign at a BP service station this weekend.

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Oil Collection to Increase

blowout preventer  bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  oil leak  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response  drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 28, 2010

The first tropical storm of the season has veered away from the Gulf oil spill, allowing engineers to continue siphoning oil and gas from the leaking Macondo well.

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Blowout Preventer Cap Removed

blowout preventer  bp  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response  rovs 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 23, 2010

Safety concerns have prompted engineers to remove the cap from the leaking well's blowout preventer (BOP) in the Gulf. 

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The Moratorium Ruling and Jobs

access  deepwater moratorium  domestic energy  drilling ban  drilling ban lifted  energy policy  gulf drilling  gulf of mexico  obama  offshore drilling  oil drilling  oil spill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 23, 2010

Reaction to Judge Feldman's ruling against the deepwater drilling moratorium came swiftly yesterday. Environmental groups and many Democrats attacked the decision, while Republicans in general supported it and called it encouraging.

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Moratorium Lifted

access  deepwater moratorium  domestic energy  drilling ban  drilling ban lifted  energy policy  offshore drilling  oil spill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 22, 2010

A federal judge in New Orleans today lifted the ban on deepwater drilling. 

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Ruling on Moratorium Expected Soon

access  deepwater moratorium  domestic energy  drilling ban  energy policy  obama  offshore drilling  oil leak  oil spill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 22, 2010

U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman says he will rule on the deepwater drilling moratorium by noon tomorrow. 

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