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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 9, 2010

A three-judge panel in New Orleans yesterday struck down the six-month deepwater drilling moratorium which had led to the layoff of thousands of Gulf Coast energy workers.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 28, 2010

One of my colleagues snapped a photo of this sign at a BP service station this weekend.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 23, 2010

Safety concerns have prompted engineers to remove the cap from the leaking well's blowout preventer (BOP) in the Gulf. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 17, 2010

In the two months since the Deepwater Horizon accident, numerous investigations have been launched, several congressional hearings have been held, and many statements have been made about oil and natural gas industry regulation. Unfortunately, many statements about industry regulations have had little or no basis in fact. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 16, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Kevin Book of ClearView Energy Partners LLC about the impact of the oil spill on energy policy and the effects of the six-month moratorium on domestic energy supplies and industry workers. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 15, 2010

While oil company officials were being questioned by Congress today, a bolt of lightning started a small fire on the Discoverer Enterprise, the drillship that is collecting oil and flaring gas from the leaking Macondo well. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 15, 2010

Five top-ranking oil company officers are testifying on Capitol Hill at this hour before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. Early in the hearing, they expressed their heartfelt concern for the 11 men who lost their lives in the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and some briefly described their companies' safety procedures. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 14, 2010

The statistics about the oil spill continue to come in, showing that the size and the scope of the response are unprecedented. At last report, there were hundreds of vessels and more than 25,000 people--scientists, engineers, wildlife experts, shrimpers and others--working together to battle the spill and plug the well.

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