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Archive: May 16, 2010 - May 22, 2010

EPA demands less-toxic dispersant

The Environmental Protection Agency informed BP officials late Wednesday that they have 24 hours to choose a less-toxic form of chemical dispersants to break up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to government sources familiar with the decision, and must apply the new form of dispersants within 72 hours of submitting the list of alternatives.

By Juliet Eilperin | May 20, 2010; 12:02 PM ET | Comments (63)

Kerry and unlikely ally talk up climate bill

By David A. Fahrenthold U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) and T. Boone Pickens--the oilman who helped finance the "Swift Boat" ads against Kerry in the 2004 presidential campaign--met the media today to discuss one thing they do agree on:...

By David A. Fahrenthold | May 19, 2010; 7:15 PM ET | Comments (4)

Figueres to run U.N. climate talks

When it came to picking someone Monday to run the United Nation's climate talks, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon chose the woman who has pledged to bridge the divide between the industrialized and developing world: Christiana Figueres.

By Juliet Eilperin | May 17, 2010; 11:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Salazar to reform onshore oil and gas drilling

The Interior Department will announce Monday it is revamping the way it awards onshore oil and gas drilling permits, according to a source familiar will the decision, a move that will tighten environmental and safety requirements for such operations.

By Juliet Eilperin | May 17, 2010; 12:06 PM ET | Comments (1)

Markey questions chemical dispersant use

Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) is asking the Obama administration to provide more details on how the chemical dispersants it is now pouring into the Gulf of Mexico could have a toxic effect on marine life there.

By Juliet Eilperin | May 17, 2010; 11:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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