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Scientists: Gulf health nearly at pre-spill level

Scientists judge the overall health of the Gulf of Mexico as nearly back to normal one year after the BP oil spill, but with glaring blemishes that restrain their optimism about nature’s resiliency, an Associated Press survey of researchers shows. More than three dozen scientists grade the Gulf’s big picture health a 68 on average,… Continue Reading Scientists: Gulf health nearly at pre-spill level

Administration lifts 6-month oil drilling freeze

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The Obama administration, under heavy pressure from the oil industry and others in the Gulf Coast, on Tuesday lifted the moratorium on deep water drilling that it imposed in the wake of the disastrous BP oil spill. The six-month ban had been scheduled to expire Nov. 30, but Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he was… Continue Reading Administration lifts 6-month oil drilling freeze

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Gulf drilling ban likely to be lifted this week

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The White House said Tuesday the government will lift a moratorium on deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico “very soon” – likely this week. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the government is close to having the plans in place to lift the ban that was imposed after the massive Gulf oil… Continue Reading Gulf drilling ban likely to be lifted this week

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