United States: Battle on to protect shore from massive oil spill

Reuters: The United States scrambled on Friday to ward off an environmental disaster that could cost billions of dollars as a huge oil spill reached coastal Louisiana, imperiling wildlife, shellfish beds and beaches. With oil still gushing unchecked from a ruptured undersea well off Louisiana, the accident forced President Barack Obama to put on hold politically sensitive plans to expand offshore U.S. oil drilling. In March, he unveiled plans for a limited expansion, in part to try to win ......

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