Gulf Oil Spill Worst in U.S. History; Drilling Postponed

National Geographic: Today federal officials expressed cautious optimism that BP's "top kill" effort to cap the leaking well causing the Gulf oil spill is working. Meanwhile, the true size of the disaster--and its potential to reshape U.S. energy policy--has become clearer. Hours after the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released estimates that affirm the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the worst in U.S. history, President Obama announced new limits on U.S. offshore drilling to allow for ......

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