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Times-Picayune: Air monitoring in response to Gulf of Mexico oil spill criticized as inconsistent

The nonprofit Louisiana Bucket Brigade released a critical review Tuesday of the air-monitoring program established by the Environmental Protection Agency in response to the Gul


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Environmental Working Group blog: Senators Decry Lack of Data on Oil Dispersants’ Effects, Safety

Members of a powerful Senate Appropriations subcommittee said Thursday (July 15) that the lack of research on BP’s use of vast quantities of dispersants to break up the oil fouling the Gulf of Mexico leaves open the possibility that the chemicals could make the dis


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The Advocate (Baton Rouge): Activist decries lack of dispersant info

WASHINGTON — A Louisiana environmental activist told the Congress on Thursday that workers cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil leak are not being given information about the hazards of dispersants being used to break down the oil.


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Free Speech Radio News: Health concerns grow over worker conditions in Gulf Coast oil spill

A federal appeals court in Louisiana rejected the Obama Administration's attempts to reinstate a six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.


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Just Jared: Sophia Bush & Austin Nichols: The Gulf Needs Our Help!

One Tree Hill stars (and real-life couple) Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols join Global Green USA on a tour of Grand Isle, Louisiana on Monday (June 21) to look at the impacts of oil spill.


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Examiner: Gulf Oil Crisis Aid: La citizens take air samples

Deborah Dupre, Human Rights Examiner


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Smoky Mountain News: Coastal Crusaders

When asked how he felt about the catastrophic BP oil spill, Robert Young paused for the first time during the interview, visibly moved.


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New York Times - Greenwire: Record of BP's Gulf Worker-Testing Firm Raises Conflict-Of-Interest Questions

By ELANA SCHOR of Greenwire

The private contractor hired by BP PLC as the primary monitor of offshore workers in the Gulf of Mexico is no stranger to environmental calamity.


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