Despite Offshore Oil Disaster, Republicans Still Thrill to Drill

As oil continues to gush in the Gulf of Mexico, 55 percent of Americans think it is a major disaster and 37 percent believe it is a serious problem but not a disaster, according to a new Pew poll. Only four percent believe it is not serious. It is safe to assume as events unfold that the number of people who think it is a disaster will rise. The well is not yet sealed, and the oil slick in the Gulf has only just started hitting land.
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5/12/2010 – Michael Whitney, FDL Action

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Video: Recapping Day 1 of the BP Hearings
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Obama Administration Offers Aid for Oil Spill Communities, Raising Liability Caps
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5/12/2010 – Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

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