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Investigation Reveals Potential Illegal Act Prior to Mine Disaster

An investigation by NPR has discovered an illegal act that occurred at the mine months before the catastrophic explosion that killed 29 miners in May. The investigation revealed that on February 13, 2010, an electrician disabled a methane gas monitor…

Judge Overturns Government’s Temporary Ban on Deepwater Drilling

A federal judge overturned the Interior Department’s temporary ban on deepwater drilling for oil, saying it was rash decision based on the current disaster. The judge reasoned that "If some drilling equipment parts are flawed, is it rational to say…