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  • ** FILE ** Crews clean up oil that washed ashore from the Deepwater Horizon spill on Pensacola Beach in Pensacola, Fla., in June 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Spooneybarger, File)

    Official: No offshore drilling in East Coast waters

    In a reversal, the Obama administration said Wednesday it will not pursue offshore drilling off the East Coast of the United States and the eastern Gulf of Mexico.


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    Political Scene

    Democratic Texas Rep. P. Solomon Ortiz has conceded defeat to Republican newcomer Blake Farenthold.


  • ** FILE ** Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, flanked by Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Michael R. Bromwich (center) and Assistant Interior Secretary Tom Strickland, visits Louisiana on Monday, Nov 22, 2010. He promised to work with the oil and gas industry and to "ensure that everyone understands the rules of the road." (Associated Press)

    Salazar galls lawmakers from Gulf states

    A much-anticipated meeting to smooth over tensions between Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the drilling industry appeared to falter Monday as oil and gas executives, joined by Gulf state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, described Mr. Salazar's visit to Houma, La., as all talk and little action.


  • Political Scene

    President Obama will play host to American Indian leaders at a White House conference on Dec. 16.


  • ** FILE ** Carol M. Browner, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has been President Obama's adviser for energy and climate change. White House officials on Monday confirmed she will leave that post. (AP Photo, File)

    Anger overflows on drilling halt report

    Gulf State lawmakers are accusing the Obama administration of putting politics above science after a government watchdog said Interior Department officials misled the public by altering a report to suggest that a group of outside scientists supported a blanket ban on deepwater drilling.


  • Ex-regulator's new job queried

    Steve Henke, then a director of one of the largest field offices for the federal Bureau of Land Management, was applying for a job last year heading an oil and gas trade group when he sent a writing sample to his prospective employer from his government computer.


  • In a July 28, 2010, file photo, the deepwater rig Noble Danny Adkins is seen from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's helicopter as he arrives to tour the rig in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. The Obama administration, under heavy pressure from the oil industry and others in the Gulf Coast, on Tuesday, Oct. 12 2010, lifted the moratorium on deep water drilling that it imposed in the wake of the disastrous BP oil spill. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

    U.S. lifts freeze on deepwater oil drilling

    The Obama administration, under heavy pressure from the oil industry and others in the Gulf Coast, on Tuesday lifted the moratorium on deep water drilling that it imposed in the wake of the disastrous BP oil spill.


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BACK TO WORK? The Nobel Frontier Driller, an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, may be used again with the moratorium lifted.

    Drilling go-ahead in Gulf criticized

    The Obama administration on Tuesday said it would lift the deep-water drilling moratorium it imposed after the massive BP oil spill, but Gulf of Mexico region lawmakers and industry advocates said the stiffer new rules that the government is imposing will leave rigs idle and workers out of jobs for months longer.


  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is projected on a monitor as he makes his remarks at a National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill and Offshore Drilling meeting on response following the BP spill, impacts on the Gulf and approaches to long-term restoration in Washington, Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Interior Dept. sets new offshore drilling rules

    The Obama administration on Thursday imposed new rules to make offshore drilling safer, but said it was not yet ready to lift a temporary ban on deepwater drilling.


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