Oil

Backgrounder Author: Toni Johnson

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill spotlights the growth of deepwater drilling and the challenges of balancing strong environmental regulation with efforts to expand U.S. domestic oil production.

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Interview

A Chilling Response to Gulf Oil Spill

Jack Coleman interviewed by Toni Johnson

The Obama administration has overreacted to the Gulf oil spill by suspending most new offshore drilling and moving to expand liabilities for future accidents, with implications for U.S. energy security, says Jack Coleman, an energy industry official and legal expert.

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