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Oil Spill Online Resources

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 2, 2010

In effort to provide information to all Americans about oil spills and the ongoing response, here's a list of websites that might be useful:

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 106 - Gulf Oil Spill Response Technology

bp  deepwater horizon  spill response  energytomorrow radio 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 1, 2010

In today's episode, I interview API's Allison Nyholm, an oil spill response veteran, about the technologies used by the oil and natural gas industry to handle spills

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A History of Offshore Safety

deepwater horizon  offshore drilling  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 30, 2010

As southeasterly winds push oil into the Louisiana marshes today, several government agencies, the Navy, the oil and natural gas industry and wildlife experts are working to protect sensitive habitats. 

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Oil Spill Update

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 29, 2010

An official from BP today indicated that the company is willing to accept help from the U.S. Department of Defense to fight the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP

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Controlled Oil Burn Protects Shoreline

deepwater horizon  spill response  coast guard 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 28, 2010

The oil-spill response workers in the Gulf of Mexico are poised to conduct a controlled burn of the oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon well. Offshore burning can prevent oil from reaching shorelines.

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Deepwater Horizon: What Others Are Saying

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 28, 2010

Bloggers are watching the oil spill response closely, and a few have offered their thoughts about the importance of oil and natural gas to the American way of life. 

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Straight Talk about Safety Rules

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf oil spill  mms  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 27, 2010

The Huffington Post published an article today that alleges Big Oil tried to stop the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) from promulgating new offshore safety rules before the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig accident. 

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Spill Response Update

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 27, 2010

To use the word "Herculean" to describe the efforts underway to respond to the Gulf oil spill would be an understatement. Here are some of the actions being conducted both on the water's surface and one mile down at the seafloor.

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Americans Offer Support to Spill Responders

bp  deepwater horizon  offshore drilling  oil spill  spill response  coast guard 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 26, 2010

The U.S. Coast Guard is expected to hold another news conference at 4:00 East Coast time today about the Deepwater Horizon tragedy.

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Oil Spill Response in the Gulf

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 26, 2010

A veritable army of people, technology and equipment has been deployed by BP to manage the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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