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A Valentine for the Gulf

February 14, 2012 - Gulf Coast advocates are asking fellow Americans to show some love for the region by supporting the RESTORE Act, which would direct penalties for the BP oil disaster back to stricken communities.

BLOCKING REFORM

April 27, 2011 - In the Gulf Coast, oil and gas interests have largely succeeded in derailing new health and safety rules in the wake of the BP disaster. Welcome to the political muscle and economic clout of the Gulf energy lobby. A special Facing South investigation by Chris Kromm and Sue Sturgis

Blaming the Victims

May 18, 2005 - Taking a page from the Pentagon's Abu Ghraib playbook, BP Amoco has decided where the blame lies for the deadly March 23 blast at its Texas City refinery: with a few bad apples "low-