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Oil spill's impact on climate change bill

May 5, 2010
President Obama will dispatch a team of cabinet officials to look at the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But back in Washington, the spill's fueling the political waters around prospects for a comprehensive energy and climate change bill. John Dimsdale reports.
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Ships try to steer clear of oil spill

May 5, 2010
The worst-case scenario for the BP oil leak might be even worse, with a potential 60,000 barrels spilling into the water. Ships passing through the Gulf are trying to avoid the spill, but the oil can be hard to see. Eve Troeh reports.
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Climate bill slowed by Gulf oil leak

May 5, 2010
Construction crews continue to try to contain the Gulf oil leak this week, but they may not be able to cork another unlikely environmental casualty: a climate change bill that was heading to the Senate. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Brett Neely.
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Oil clean-up volunteers seek paycheck

May 4, 2010
BP is recruiting volunteers for training to clean up beaches along the Gulf. Hundreds of people turned up at a makeshift training center in Waveland, Miss. Kate Archer Kent reports.
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Weighing costs, benefits of oil safety

May 4, 2010
Some critics say the federal agency overseeing offshore drilling has been too lax. They argue that BP and others involved in the Gulf Coast oil spill should have taken more precautions. But deciding how much precaution to take versus how big a risk isn't always so easy. Sarah Gardner reports.
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Hurricane season ads pressure to Gulf

May 4, 2010
With hurricane season around the corner, clean-up crews have to hustle to control the Gulf oil leak to avoid a potentially more hazardous situation. But could the oil be an ally against the weather? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
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Volunteers train to help at Gulf oil leak

May 4, 2010
Many who live around the BP Gulf oil leak have flocked to the scene to help control the damages and assist clean-up. But volunteers must first be trained before they can join the effort. Steve Chiotakis talks to Reporter Kate Archer Kent.
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Oil spill's impact on Gulf coast city

May 3, 2010
Reporter Kate Archer Kent talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the BP oil spill has impacted businesses in Bay St. Louis, Miss.
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Who will foot the bill for oil spill?

May 3, 2010
British Petroleum is scrambling to contain the environmental damage from the April 20th oil rig explosion as costs climb and liability questions unfold. Sarah Gardner reports U.S. taxpayers will end up paying for this disaster as well.
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Oil spill could darken economy

May 3, 2010
Experts are estimating the damages of the BP oil spill will cost upwards of the tens of billions. This could throw a cog in the U.S. economic recovery. Steve Chiotakis gets an in-depth analysis from David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors.
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