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  • Under the system federal law has set up for oil-spill responses, government and oil-company officials are supposed to work together.

    Exxon Gets Deadline to Clean Up Montana Spill

  • Surging gasoline prices have triggered another energy brawl between the White House and congressional Republicans, this time over oil-company tax breaks, as both sides try to skirt voter blame for the increasing pain at the pump.

    Gas Price Surge Triggers Political Brawl

  • "When you consider the risk that offshore drilling poses to our coastal economies and environment, the current cap on oil-company liability is just a spit in the ocean that does nothing to hold them accountable," said Sen. Frank Lautenberg D-N.J. one of the chief advocates of eliminating a cap on economic-damage liability for oil companies.

    Gulf Deepwater Drilling Resumes Without Changes To Spill Liability

  • Journal Community "We have to choose priorities and right now we have a huge budget deficit," Sen. Chuck Schumer D., N.Y. said during the hearing, before turning to ConocoPhillips Chief Executive James Mulva and challenging him to explain a Conoco news release that labeled as "un-American" the Democratic proposal to curtail oil-company tax breaks.

    Oil Chiefs, Senators Play to Type at Hearing

  • To make matters worse, the drive into deeper and riskier Gulf waters occurred in a context in which our watchdog agencies were defanged and compromised, creating an atmosphere in which oil-company engineers sometimes penciled in their own responses to inspection forms.

    Peter Lehner: Six Months After the Spill, What We Still Need to Do to Prevent Another Disaster

  • "When you consider the risk that offshore drilling poses to our coastal economies and environment, the current cap on oil-company liability is just a spit in the ocean that does nothing to hold them accountable," said Sen. Frank Lautenberg D-N.J. one of the chief advocates of eliminating a cap on economic-damage liability for oil companies.

    Gulf Deepwater Drilling Resumes Without Changes To Spill Liability

  • "When you consider the risk that offshore drilling poses to our coastal economies and environment, the current cap on oil-company liability is just a spit in the ocean that does nothing to hold them accountable," said Sen. Frank Lautenberg D-N.J. one of the chief advocates of eliminating a cap on economic-damage liability for oil companies.

    Gulf Deepwater Drilling Resumes Without Changes To Spill Liability

  • "When you consider the risk that offshore drilling poses to our coastal economies and environment, the current cap on oil-company liability is just a spit in the ocean that does nothing to hold them accountable," said Sen. Frank Lautenberg D-N.J. one of the chief advocates of eliminating a cap on economic-damage liability for oil companies.

    Gulf Deepwater Drilling Resumes Without Changes To Spill Liability

  • "When you consider the risk that offshore drilling poses to our coastal economies and environment, the current cap on oil-company liability is just a spit in the ocean that does nothing to hold them accountable," said Sen. Frank Lautenberg D-N.J. one of the chief advocates of eliminating a cap on economic-damage liability for oil companies.

    Gulf Deepwater Drilling Resumes Without Changes To Spill Liability

  • To make matters worse, the drive into deeper and riskier Gulf waters occurred in a context in which our watchdog agencies were defanged and compromised, creating an atmosphere in which oil-company engineers sometimes penciled in their own responses to inspection forms.

    Peter Lehner: Six Months After the Spill, What We Still Need to Do to Prevent Another Disaster

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