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BP Works To "Cut and Cap" as Oil Spreads on Gulf Shore

BP's efforts to cut off the riser pipe and install a collection cap over its blown out deepwater oil well hit complications Wednesday -- a stuck saw. But the effort continues. Meanwhile, the area of coastline affected expanded beyond Louisiana to Alabama and Mississippi and soon possibly Florida.

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 06/03/2010

Fed Appeals Court Dismisses Katrina Greenhouse Gases Suit

Some 30 energy companies are off the hook for now. "So many members of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals have recused themselves from a rehearing of a lawsuit that charges energy companies with contributing to the effects of Hurricane Katrina by emitting greenhouse gases that the court cannot conduct the rehearing."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 06/02/2010


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