National (U.S.)

Criminal Probe of Spill To Focus on 3 Firms and Ties To Regulators

"A team of federal investigators known as the 'BP squad' is assembling in New Orleans to conduct a wide-ranging criminal probe that will focus on at least three companies and examine whether their cozy relations with federal regulators contributed to the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, according to law enforcement and other sources."

Source: Wash Post, 07/28/2010

Efforts to Block EPA's Greenhouse Gas Regulations Back in Play"

"Over the past two years, cap-and-trade advocates used the threat of U.S. EPA climate regulations as a key driver in the push for climate legislation on Capitol Hill. Now, Democratic leaders face the challenge of renewed bipartisan interest in handcuffing EPA before it takes action."

Source: ClimateWire, 07/26/2010

"B.C.'s Shellfish Industry Can't Aid Oil Spill Recovery"

"West Coast oyster farmers are fielding calls from farmers on the Gulf of Mexico as the work begins to replace the shellfish breeding beds damaged by the massive oil spill. But while shellfish farmers in the Pacific Northwest are anxious to help, they say they have little to offer."

Source: Vancouver Province, 07/26/2010


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