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    Lawsuit Against British Petroleum Company

    Kristen Hays talked by phone about lawsuits against British Petroleum (BP) oil company happening at a Federal District Court in New Orleans. The case aimed to decide culpability and…

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    The Gulf Coast and Natural and Human-Caused Disasters

    Panelists talked about the various natural and human-made issues impacting the Gulf Coast, including potential future disasters. U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt said that…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Justice Department announcement that BP had agreed to accept criminal responsibility for its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The…

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    BP Oil Spill Settlement

    Justice Department and other law enforcement officials held a press conference in New Orleans regarding new criminal charges and a settlement in the BP oil spill. Attorney General…

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    Congressional Reaction to BP Oil Spill Settlement

    Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA) and Henry Waxman (D-CA), the leading congressional investigators into the BP oil spill, reacted to the settlement reached between BP and the Department of…

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    Gulf of Mexico Energy Production

    Panelists talked about the status of and future of offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico following BP’s 2010 oil spill. Among other topics they discussed the drilling permit…

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    Interior Department Inspector General Oversight

    Mary Kendall testified on her involvement in the Obama administration’s temporary freeze on deepwater drilling after the BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A 2010…

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    Panel on Writing About Disasters

    Authors talked about their books about reporting on disasters. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Barry Siegel moderated
    “Nonfiction: Narrating…

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    Book Discussion on Vulture's Picnic

    Greg Palast presented his investigation of the BP oil spill and talked about the corruption he says permeates the oil industry, the financial sector, and government. This event was…

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    BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Compensation Fund, Part 1

    Kenneth Feinberg testified on the implementation of the BP Oil Spill Compensation Fund. The $20 billion fund was created by BP in partnership with the White House to provide payment or…

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    BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Compensation Fund, Part 2

    Kenneth Feinberg testified on the implementation of the BP Oil Spill Compensation Fund. The $20 billion fund was created by BP in partnership with the White House to provide payment or…

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    Lessons from the BP's Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    The co-chairs of the National Oil Spill Commission discussed the implementation of the recommendations on offshore oil drilling stemming from the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon in April…

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    BP Oil Spill Investigation Report

    Investigators of the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and representatives from BP, Transocean, and Halliburton testified about the findings of a report on the spill. Michael…

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    Lessons Learned from BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    Navy and Coast Guard officials talked about the lessons learned from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Among the topics they addressed were emergency response times, logistical…

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    Lessons from BP's Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    Witnesses testified about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the status of ongoing environmental damage assessment. They also examined ways to improve the oil spill response…

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    Reorganization of Offshore Energy Agencies

    Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Michael Bromwich testified before the Natural Resources Committee on the agency’s reorganization efforts, the future of oil and gas…

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    BP Oil Spill Damage Assessment, Panel 1

    Officials testified about the process and timetable for damage assessment of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They focused on the progress of the Natural Resource Damage…

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    BP Oil Spill Damage Assessment, Panel 2

    Representatives of affected states testified about damage assessment of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They focused on the progress of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment…

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    Gulf Coast Seafood

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrator Jane Lubchenko talked about her agency’s new policies on aquaculture at a Smithsonian Associates discussion on the impact on seafood of…

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    Gulf Coast Recovery from BP Oil Spill, Panel 2

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the recovery efforts from BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Oil, the Obama administration’s…

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