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22/10/2010
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Groups Sue BP For Harm To Endangered Gulf Wildlife

Since harm to the species cannot immediately be remedied, the plaintiffs would like BP to set up a fund to help Gulf wildlife as a whole, said SELC lawyer Catherine Wannamaker. The suit did not estimate a total value for the fund. But some environmental experts say proving continuing and ongoing harm—as opposed to simply past harm—will not be easy for the specific species described in the suit, paving the way for a legal battle. BP has consistently said it will consider all legitimate claims for damages related to the spill. Continue reading

28/08/2010
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Wonder why climate bills stall in the Senate? Follow the money

Let’s review. We just lived through the worst accidental oil leak in history. And we’re at the tail end of a summer of cataclysmic weather that top climate scientists tell us is a taste of the globally-warmed future. Yet the United States Senate failed even to pass a climate bill so tepid that it qualified as what a Republican (South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham) once would have described as “half-assed.” Continue reading

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