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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 10, 2010

BP got the green light over the weekend to proceed with drilling the relief well that is expected to put the final nail in Macondo's coffin. As of Monday, August 9, the well had reached a depth of 17,909 feet. BP says it is likely to intersect Macondo's wellbore on August 15. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 6, 2010

With time running short, the Senate postponed its consideration of an energy bill this week - a "spill bill," as some called it. Now members of the Senate and various lobbying groups are engaging in finger-pointing and blaming each other for the bill's delay. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 5, 2010

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a billboard covered with thousands of signatures worth? 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 5, 2010

Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM), refused to give a date for ending the offshore drilling moratorium yesterday. In New Orleans at the first of eight public hearings on drilling safety, Bromwich only said "there will be a very serious, sustained effort" to shorten the moratorium. (AP

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 3, 2010

A new Rasmussen poll shows that support for offshore oil and natural gas development is holding steady despite the Deepwater Horizon accident. In a survey conducted July 22-23 via telephone, 56 percent of U.S. voters think offshore drilling should be allowed, and 47 percent favor deepwater drilling.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 3, 2010

We've told you about the moratorium and the toll it's taking on the U.S. economy. When combined with congressional legislation, it could result in the loss of 175,000 jobs per year and a 27 percent decline in U.S. oil production.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 30, 2010

Several activities are underway today that could have a significant impact on America's energy policy. They include congressional efforts to pass energy legislation as well as the killing of the leaking Macondo well. 

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