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Oil Spill Grows to Twice the Size of Maryland Due to Lack of Safety Controls

The nonprofit environmental group SkyTruth warned that the growing disaster “could soon surpass the sorry benchmark 20 years ago set by the 11 million gallon Exxon Valdez spill.”
Environmentalists say the oil is likely to hit the delta and a series of barrier islands that have still not fully recovered from hurricane Katrina six years ago and which are home to more than 400 species.
BP was at the forefront of recent lobbying of the US government against stronger safety controls for offshore drilling.

Sex, Drugs and Oil: Bush Interior Department Scandal Brings New Definition of “Drill Baby, Drill”

This scandal highlights yet another appalling lack of accountability and arrogance from the Bush Administration.  An inspector of the US Interior Department reports serious wrongdoing by a dozen current and former employees of the Minerals Management Service, an agency which collects about $10 billion in royalties annually and is one of the federal government’s largest sources…