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Don’t ease offshore drilling rules, Frosh tells U.S. regulators (access required)

The U.S. Interior Department’s proposed relaxation of regulations designed to prevent another catastrophic offshore-drilling explosion could prove disastrous for the mid-Atlantic shoreline, Maryland’s attorney general wrote in a letter this week to regulators.

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BP suspended from new federal government contracts

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has put a stop to new federal contracts with BP, admonishing the British oil company for a “lack of business integrity” and also disqualifying it indefinitely from winning new leases to drill on taxpayer-owned lands. ...

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Panel: BP did not put cost over safety

WASHINGTON — The presidential commission investigating the BP Gulf oil spill challenged claims in Congress that the oil company and others sacrificed safety to cut costs. In preliminary findings issued Monday, the first from an independent panel, investigators supported many ...

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