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BP sued for burning endangered sea turtles alive

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – Animal welfare groups sued BP for burning endangered sea turtles and asked a federal court to stop the oil giant’s “controlled burns” on the Gulf of Mexico spill. “It is horrifying that these innocent creatures whose habitat has already been devastated by the oil spill…

BP paid for officials’ meals, airfare and polar bear trip

The embattled oil and gas giant BP paid for a slew of travel and dining arrangements for senior government officials in the years leading up to the massive oil leak in the Gulf. Critics say BP got too close with regulators, neutering the government’s safety watchdogs. The Washington-based newspaper The…

US overhauls agency in charge of offshore drilling

The US agency that regulates offshore drilling was broken up into three separate agencies Wednesday as part of a move to end cozy industry relationships exposed by the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, officials said. The shake-up came a day after Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told lawmakers the Minerals Management…

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