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Government Oil Spill

Gulf Oil Spill Cost: Federal Gulf Cleanup Costs At $87M And Rising

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Federal officials say cleaning up the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has already cost the government $87 million, making it the third-most ex...

Obama Oil Spill Press Conference: Government Was Complacent Ahead Of Spill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says there was too much complacency in the government before the Gulf Coast oil spill and not enough focus on wha...

Gulf Oil Spill: A Month In, Outrage Grows

AP | By KEVIN McGILL and VICKI SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GRAND ISLE, La. -- Thick, sticky oil crept deeper into delicate marshes of the Mississippi Delta, an arrival dreaded for a month since the crude start...

Giant Cleanup Ship Met With Puny Response From Our Government

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ernest Istook

A giant-capacity skimming ship has arrived in U.S. waters, yet our government has left us wondering whether it will permit the ship to join the cleanup effort.

Oil Spill Taking Toll On BP's, Government's Credibility

McClatchy | Erika Bolstad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A litany of half-truths, withholding crucial video, blocking media access to the site and a failure to share timely and complete infor...

Obama Oil Spill Response (PHOTOS): President Tours A Gulf Coast Beach

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Barack Obama flew to the Gulf Coast today, on the heels of his press conference Thursday where he claimed full responsibility for the handli...

Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup: President Obama Has Authority AND Obligation By Law To Take Over

The New York Times | ANDREW C. REVKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the last few days there's been a mix of messages from government officials about whether the Obama administration has the authority to take control...