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Coast Guard chief confirms oil gusher plugged: ‘They’ve stopped the hydrocarbons’

Related: Obama halts Shell’s Alaska drilling plans, suspends new offshore oil exploration BP’s risky bid to plug a Gulf of Mexico well appeared to be working Thursday, but new data showed it was already the worst oil spill in US history with a huge slick fouling the seas. Regardless, the…

Fired-up Kucinich: We’re reducing earth to a ‘smoking, glowing, oily mess’

As gallons of oil continue to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) invoked God on the House floor Friday in an impassioned 90-second plea to end our dependence on fossil fuels and preserve “mother earth” with a clean energy economy. “The creator gave us a paradise,”…