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  • President Barack Obama

    Seizing on a disastrous oil spill to advance his agenda, President Barack Obama on Wednesday called on Congress to roll back billions of dollars in tax breaks for oil and send him a clean-energy bill that would help the nation end its "fossil fuel addiction" for good.

  • Cramer thinks the spill is serious, but has hope for oil service plays.

  • Contract workers from BP use skimmers to clean oil from a marsh near Pass a Loutre on June 1, 2010 near Venice, Louisiana. Earlier in the day, U.S. President Barack Obama called the Deepwater Horizon accident the 'greatest environmental disaster of its kind in our history.'

    A Washington, DC company called First Line Technology has developed a product that could help in the clean up of the Gulf oil spill. It's just one of several ideas from private entrepreneurs hoping to assist in the effort.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama says an independent commission investigating the Gulf oil spill will thoroughly examine the disaster and its causes to ensure that the nation never faces such a catastrophe again.

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    Gas prices could climb higher than $5 a gallon by 2012 and oil companies could move exploration to other countries if the Obama administration’s suspension of offshore drilling continues for six months, John Hofmeister, a BP consultant and former Shell executive told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Brad Pitt

    These industry, government, and Hollywood heavyweights have created the Green Products Innovation Institute, a new non-profit think tank that will help manufacturers find safer alternatives to toxic chemicals used in their products.

  • Crisis in the Gulf

    As effort after effort to stop the giant leak in the Gulf of Mexico fail, we want to know where you think BP will stand one year from now. Share your opinion in our poll.

  • Video still of oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

    BP resumed pumping drilling fluid into a stricken oil well after stopping late Wednesday when engineers saw that too much of the fluid was escaping along with the leaking crude oil, the NYT reports.

  • Hurricane

    As the Gulf Coast battles the worst oil spill in U.S. history, residents are also bracing for what forecasters predict will be the most active hurricane season in recent years.

  • Anya Schoolman and the other founders of the Mt. Pleasant Solar Coop.

    Widely thought of as something a household does on its own, installing solar panels is becoming a group project in some communities across the US.  Neighbors can share information, vet installers together, and in some cases, drive down the retail cost of solar installations.

  • Rep. Charles Boustany

    Republican Congressman Charles Boustany of Louisiana says the Obama administration move is a" knee-jerk" reaction to the BP oil spill disaster.

  • Greenpeace marine biologist Paul Horsman shows oil collected from a jetti at the mouth of the Mississippi River near Venice, Louisiana. BP announced today that it is successfully siphoning off 1,000 barrels of oil per day from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded and sank to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

    Days before the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, BP officials chose a type of casing for the well that it knew was the riskier of two options, the NYT reports.

  • Tony Hayward, the CEO of BP, is taking the blame for the April 20 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has leaked at least 6 million gallons into the Gulf, but now could be the right time for him to take a step back, according to a public relations expert.

  • A sign warns the public away from the beach on Grand Isle, Louisiana. With oil covering many of the beaches, officials closed them to the public indefinitely on Saturday. Officials now say that it may be impossible to clean the coastal wetlands affected by the massive oil spill that continues gushing in the Gulf of Mexico.

    A memo offers the most detailed accounting of the events and decisions made aboard the Deepwater Horizon in the final hours before the April 20 blast, the New York Times reports.

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    The BP oil disaster off the coast of Louisiana is affecting the progress of wind power as an energy alternative at the world's biggest energy conference in Dallas.

  • Crisis in the Gulf

    Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency are considering whether to bar BP from receiving government contracts, a move that would ultimately cost the company billions in revenue and could end its drilling in federally controlled oil fields.

  • A Greenpeace activist walks on an oil-covered beach along the Gulf of Mexico on May 20, 2010 near Venice, Louisiana. Although BP says that it is capturing more of the massive oil leak, thousands of barrels continue gushing into the Gulf south of the Louisiana coast.

    BP says the amount of crude it's siphoning from the Gulf of Mexico leak fell to 2,200 barrels a day, down sharply from a capture of 5,000 barrels reported yesterday, due to a change in the flow of oil from the ruptured undersea well.

  • Workers from United States Environmental Services bring a boat with oil booms into a dock May 3, 2010 in Pass Christian, Mississippi.

    The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered BP to use a less toxic chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill from its broken undersea well in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • A truck drives down the road near the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia.

    Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship pointed blame for mine ventilation problems at federal regulators Thursday, suggesting that mine operators should have more control over ventilation processes underground.

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    As summer approaches, so do the action-fantasy movies. Last week, the venue was not the local cineplex, but another location noted for outlandish egos, special effects, and scripts that require substantial amounts of imagination to fill in the gaps—Washington DC.