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Offshore rig (photo: Shane Lampman)

Maddow Tears Apart Drilling Plan Safety Claims

3/28/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Under heavy fire from Republicans and oil state Democrats, the Obama Administration has sped up offshore oil production, granting six new deepwater permits in a little over a month.  Many folks who follow this issue have been dismayed at the […] Read more >

An Excuse to do Nothing

2/3/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

How did 300 tons of rusted metal halt federal legislation in its tracks?  That’s the question looming over the Deepwater Horizon’s blowout preventer (BOP), a “fail-safe” mechanism designed as the last line of defense against oil spills. During last week’s […] Read more >