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$134M proposed for 10 BP-funded oil spill recovery projects

JACKSON, Miss. — State and federal officials overseeing $1 billion provided by BP PLC to spur recovery from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Monday that they’re proposing another 10 projects totaling $134 million. About $700 million to repair environmental damage and enhance recreational access has been allocated previously, although some of that work has yet to begin. ...

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Work remains 5 years after BP Deepwater Horizon disaster

PANAMA CITY BEACH – Immediately following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Julie Wraithmill wondered if future generations would be able to swim in the Gulf of Mexico’s waters. Now, five years following the disaster, she hopes they won’t be shaking their heads at missed restoration opportunities. “It’s a very big responsibility; we have to do right by the Gulf,” ...

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To foil oil spills, new rule requires better blowout preventers

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration unveiled a new rule Monday that’s designed to help prevent a repeat of the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and to bolster the president’s claim that it’s safe to start drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. The rule calls for tighter requirements on blowout preventers, a supposedly fail-safe ...

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New U.S. offshore oil drilling rule planned

WASHINGTON – The United States is planning to impose a major new regulation on offshore oil and gas drilling to try to prevent the kind of explosions that caused the catastrophic BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing Obama administration officials. The Interior Department could make the announcement as early ...

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Feds receive thousands of comments on Atlantic drilling

Atlantic Ocean

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Thousands of opinions poured in Monday as the deadline approached for commenting on the contentious issue of drilling for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean. The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management was receiving comments through midnight Monday on what should be studied in an environmental impact statement of offshore drilling, which later this decade could ...

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