News Break: Offshore Rig Explodes Off Louisiana Coast

A rig located just west of where the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank last April, killing eleven workers and subsequently releasing millions of barrels of oil and gas into the gulf. Thirteen workers were reported “overboard,” but all are now safe and accounted for. One worker is said to have sustained injuries, apparently non-life threatening. Smoke is reported rising…

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Poll shows 60 Percent of Public Supports Cap-and-Trade

As the Senate Energy and Public Works Committee began hearings today on the Kerry-Boxer Clean Energy Jobs and American Act, the Senate version of climate and energy legislation, a CNN/Opinion Research poll shows 60% of respondents favor cap-and-trade, the central mechanism limiting greenhouse gas emissions. In a survey conducted October 16 to 18, 1,038 adults were asked: Under a proposal…

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