The Gulf Oil Spill: Pollution and Politics

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As thick ooze begins to wash up on the Gulf coast, tensions are rising between BP, the Obama Administration and independent scientists. What’s in store for marine life, human health - and regulatory authority? Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Senate’s finance reform means, “the joyride on Wall Street will come to a screeching halt.” Will the House go along? And, with jittery investors looking on worldwide, Germany today agreed to spend almost a trillion dollars to bailout the rest of Europe.


Banner Image: WASHINGTON - MAY 20: Senate Small Business committee Chairwoman Mary Landrieu (D-LA) points to charts of Louisiana during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on May 20, 2010 in Washington, DC. Sen. Landrieu unveiled oil disaster relief measures for Gulf Coast businesses and communities. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)


Warren Olney

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