Ben Raines

Environmental Reporter, Mobile Press-Register

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Environmental reporter for the Press-Register in Mobile, Alabama

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After a meeting with Congressional leaders today, President Obama said the  first order of business  was the Gulf oil spill.

The Oil Spill and the Oil Economy

After a meeting with Congressional leaders today, President Obama said the first order of business was the Gulf oil spill.

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President Obama today called the response to the Gulf oil spill the  biggest thing of its kind  in American history. But what about advance preparation?

The Oil Spill and the Oil Economy

President Obama today called the response to the Gulf oil spill the biggest thing of its kind in American history. But what about advance preparation?

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