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A U.S. crackdown on offshore drilling?

Apr 30, 2010
The Obama administration dispatched inspectors to the Gulf of Mexico to check safety conditions aboard deepwater rigs. And officials blasted BP, owner of the downed rig, for not doing more to contain damage. Are new federal safety rules on the industry far behind? Brett Neely reports.
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BP oil rig legal costs worry investors

Apr 30, 2010
As sludge continues to leak in the Gulf of Mexico from BP's well at an estimated rate of 5,000 barrels a day, the British owner is bracing for an outpouring of legal costs from the state of Louisiana and beyond. Stephen Beard reports.
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The oil spill's impact on oyster industry

Apr 29, 2010
Oysterman Sal Sunseri first spoke with us after Katrina shut down his business. Tess Vigeland talks with him about the latest threat to his oysters.

Energy firms mount offshore defense

Apr 29, 2010
The government says the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is five times worse than originally thought. With 5,000 barrels of oil leaking every day, the spill is prompting new questions about the Obama administration's plan to expand offshore drilling. Jill Barshay reports.
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Shell assists BP in oil spill clean-up

Apr 29, 2010
BP is spending $6 million a day cleaning up the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and rival Shell has pitched a half-dozen vessels into the effort. Both companies have a lot at stake in the mess. Stephen Beard reports.
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Is burning leaked oil worth the costs?

Apr 28, 2010
The U.S. Coast Guard set fire to parts of a giant oil slick that is spreading just off the Louisiana coast. Burning the oil is designed to keep it from drifting into coastal estuaries and wetlands filled with wildlife. John Dimsdale reports clean-up crews are facing no easy choices.
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BP slapped with lawsuits over oil spill

Apr 27, 2010
The oil slick from a platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico is due to reach shore by the weekend. It could wreak havoc on the coastlines of four states. Sarah Gardner reports on the fallout for British Petroleum.
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BP accident likely to hurt oil growth

Apr 27, 2010
BP's latest offshore oil drilling accident off the coast of Louisiana is the deadliest mishap of its kind in the U.S. in 40 years. The incident will likely give a boost to anti-offshore sentiment. Stephen Beard reports.
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