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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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Imperium agrees to licensing deal

Imperium Inc., of Beltsville, a manufacturer of ultrasound cameras, announced it has signed a worldwide licensing agreement with Subsea 7 to adapt Imperium’s camera inspection system for underwater applications by the energy industry.  The agreement covers diver and remote vehicle ...

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House GOP rejects Obama plan for offshore drilling

WASHINGTON — In an election-year swipe at President Barack Obama’s energy policies, the Republican-led House on Wednesday voted to revoke Obama’s five-year plan for offshore drilling, replacing it with its own plan that calls for more ambitious oil and gas ...

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Virginia senators back bill to expand offshore drilling

RICHMOND, Va. — Sens. Mark Warner and Jim Webb introduced legislation Wednesday to open waters off Virginia to gas and oil exploration in 2012 and to redraw maps to encompass more territory for drilling and bring in more revenue. Virginia ...

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Lawsuit over offshore drilling ban returns to court

NEW ORLEANS — An offshore drilling services company asked a federal judge Wednesday to rule that government regulators have unreasonably delayed action on deepwater drilling permit applications even after lifting a drilling moratorium imposed in the wake of the massive ...

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Govt. sues BP, 8 other companies in Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — The Justice Department sued BP and several other companies involved in the Gulf oil spill Wednesday, an opening salvo in the government’s effort to get billions of dollars for untold economic and environmental damage. The government accuses ...

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