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BP Oil Spill Has Lingering Effects In Gulf Coast

In some hot spots in the Gulf of Mexico, researchers are finding lesions in 50 to 60 percent of fish. Jim Cowan, professor of oceanography and coastal science at Louisiana State University, is one of those researchers. He tells Audie Cornish that there is great overlap between these hot spots and the region where oil was dispersed following the 2010 rupture of a BP oil well.
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BP Pleads Guilty, Will Pay $4 Billion In Criminal Penalties For Gulf Oil Spill

Eleven people were killed and one of the largest environmental disasters in history happened after an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded in 2010.
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U.S. Rethinks Security As Mideast Oil Imports Drop

U.S. foreign policy and military commitments in the Middle East have long been tied to U.S. dependence on oil from the region. But imports from the Persian Gulf have actually declined sharply in recent years, which may lead to a realignment of policy priorities and an easing up of U.S. presence there.
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Across Pa., Abandoned Wells Litter The Land

The state estimates that about 325,000 wells have been drilled since the mid-1800s, but the locations of 200,000 of them are unknown. This proves problematic when new wells occasionally intersect abandoned ones, and gas rockets up to the surface in a geyser.
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U.S. Oil Production Boom

An exploration of the U.S. domestic shale oil boom and geopolitical power.

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Gas Lines Evoke Memories Of Oil Crises In The 1970s

Back in the 1970s, U.S. drivers faced two separate oil crises that led to long lines at gas stations. Many Americans feared it would be a recurring nightmare, but gas lines have been rare over the past three decades.
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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Chairwoman Steps Up Industry Studies

Federal officials say they support stepping up efforts to study earthquake risks at nuclear facilities.

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After Sandy, Thousands In Garrett County Still Without Power

The effects of Sandy have mostly abated in the D.C. area, but out in western Maryland, as many as 3,900 homes remain without power after Superstorm Sandy dumped feet of snow on them.

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