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Edward J Markey

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  • Gulf oil spill: BP ordered to dramatically scale back use of dispersants

     
    Angry with BP's inability to find a less toxic dispersant against the gulf oil spill, the federal government will order BP to dramatically scale back its use of surface dispersants, chastising the company for an "insufficient" response to the issue.......
  • Feds condemn BP spill response

     
    by Ashley Powers and Richard Fausset The public-private response to the Gulf of Mexico oil leak showed more signs of strain Sunday as members of the Obama administration bashed BP's progress even as they acknowledged they had to rely on......
  • U.S. tax breaks favor oil industry

     
    Residents of Grand Isle, La. express their frustration with BP Monday. (EPA/Bevil Knapp) by Kim Geiger and Tom Hamburger It was close to 2 a.m. when Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and others on a House-Senate conference committee saw......
  • Gulf oil spill: Oil execs scolded for 'cookie cutter' spill plans

     
    Oil company executives came under attack during congressional hearings Tuesday for having what Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) called "cookie cutter’’ oil spill response plans that are similar to, and no better than, BP’s plan in the Gulf of....
  • Gulf oil spill: 'We would not have drilled the way they did,' ExxonMobil says

     
    Oil-industry executives scrambled Tuesday to stave off a congressional push to limit new offshore drilling and to impose new regulations and higher taxes on their industry in the wake of the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The......
  • Gulf oil spill: Partisan politics over $20-billion escrow fund

     
    Even at a congressional hearing where a big oil company has already been targeted as the principal villain, partisan politics between Republicans and Democrats was never far from the surface. Though castigating BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward and his...
  • Sunday shows: Barbour, Emanuel, R. Gates, Cao

     
    Also, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Richard Shelby, Bill Nelson, Ed Markey, Mary Landrieu, Paul Wolfowitz, Abdullah Abdullah, Barbara Boxer,...
  • Gulf oil spill: Former Interior chiefs defend their records on offshore drilling

     
    Former President George W. Bush’s interior secretaries defended their record of promoting offshore drilling Tuesday at a hearing before a congressional committee investigating the catastrophic gulf oil spill. "If regulations on the books and industry...
  • Gulf oil spill: Did Coast Guard allow excessive toxic dispersants?

     
    Documents released by a congressional committee Saturday show that the U.S. Coast Guard appeared to flout a May 25 Obama administration directive that sought to limit the use of chemical dispersants on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico oil......
  • Social media wrap: Markey, Boehner and Rangel respond to House passing oil-spill response bill

     
    (This post will be updated throughout the day) MarkeyMemo (Edward J. Markey, D-Mass.): House stands up to big oil, protects Gulf, passes #oilspill legislation 209-193 #BP http://bit.ly/cDpSta RepMcClintock (R-Calif.): H.R. 3534 (Clear Act) - "Before We...
  • BP Admits More Oil In Gulf Than Originally Predicted

    BP Admits More Oil In Gulf Than Originally Predicted
    BP conceded Thursday that more oil than it estimated is gushing into the Gulf of Mexico as heavy crude washed into Louisiana's wetlands for the first time, feeding worries and uncertainty about the massive month long spill. Mark Proegler, a spokesman for...
  • Friends rally to Kennedy's side

    Stricken with a cancerous brain tumor in the autumn of his storied political career, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was facing a daunting treatment regimen with "good spirits," his doctors here said Tuesday, while his family and political friends struggled with...