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Gulf Oil Spill, Day 44. Many Questions, Few Answers

06/4/2010
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The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) held a conference call today where concerned citizens across the country listened and asked important questions regarding the ongoing Gulf Oil Spill crisis. Many individuals asked questions regarding their particular affected field. Physicians, paramedics, and nurses asked the CDC how they should […]

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Oil Pollution Act of 1990 — Damage Limitations

06/3/2010
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Much has been reported over the last several weeks about the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) and how it relates to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Discussion has mainly centered on the part of the law that might limit British Petroleum’s (BP) liability to $75 million. U.S. Senators, with […]

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Oil Spill — BP Men in Black Cloaks

05/3/2010
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Men dressed in black cloaks secreting through the night from one house to another. Their mission: to buy off residents. To purchase rights away from widows and orphans. This sounds more like a movie and less like real life. When I first heard stories that BP officials were traveling around […]

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Florida Oil Could Come at a High Cost

04/30/2010
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As citizens, homeowners, and fisherman scramble to protect their property and livelihoods from the impending arrival of hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil, the National Guard has been mobilized as the oil slick miles in length approaches the coast. Current estimates on the amount of oil escaping from the […]

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The Damage From Oil

04/30/2010
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It is not bad enough that gas prices have risen to the point that families are regularly trying to decide not whether to buy a loaf of bread, but can we afford to drive down to the store to buy it. Now, we have a broken oil rig sitting in […]

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