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US seeks foreign help for oil spill equipment

Coast Guard official Thad Allen, who is in charge of the government’s efforts, said, “We are looking at offers of foreign assistance, we are actually reaching out to foreign governments.”

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PSDS: Louisiana Oil Spill Aerial View

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These photo mosaics were created by Stewart Long of GonzoEarth.com.

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PSDS: Lousiana Coast

Looking out at the Gulf of Mexico

PSDS research staff headed to the Louisiana coast a few days ahead of President Obama’s visit to Grand Isle. Adam Griffith was on the coast of Louisiana for two and a half days and met birders, news crews, and volunteers from various non-profit organizations.

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US opens criminal investigation into oil spill

“We will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone who has violated the law,” Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters in New Orleans. “We will not rest until justice is done.”

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BP clashes with scientists over deep sea oil pollution

Colin Powell said, the military should step in because the crisis was now “beyond the capacity” of BP to stop.

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White House Tries to Regroup, Criticism Mounts Over Leak

The failure of the most recent effort, known as a top kill, which BP officials expressed great optimism about before trying it, has underlined the gaps in knowledge and science about the spill and its potential remedies.

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Our Fix-It Faith and the Oil Spill

“Americans have a lot of faith that over the long run technology will solve everything, a sense that somehow we’re going to find a way to fix it,” said Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.

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After fix fail, a dispiriting summer of oil, anger.

There is still a hole in the Earth, crude oil is still spewing from it and there is still, excruciatingly, no end in sight.

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Gravel beaches trapping oil from 1989 Exxon spill

News, Pollution
May
29

An engineering professor has figured out why oil remains trapped along miles of gravel beaches more than 20 years after the Exxon Valdez tanker disaster in Prince William Sound.

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