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Government Opens Gulf Of Mexico For Oil Business

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The Obama administration auctioned off oil and gas leases in the western Gulf of Mexico Wednesday for the first time since the BP oil spill wreaked havoc on the Gulf coast of Louisiana in 2010. The sale, held by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in a conference room in the Louisiana Superdome, attracted 241 bids from 20 companies for 161 tracts off the Texas coast.
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June 4, 2010

Weekly Show

A roundtable discussion on how President Obama is juggling both domestic and international challenges, including the oil spill in the Gulf and new tensions in the Middle East.

And the conversation continues online with more on the political challenges facing President Obama as well as other stories of the week. Be sure to check out the Washington Week Webcast EXTRA to get more of the great reporting and analysis you get on air.

PBS NewsHour: BP Makes Headway in Capturing Leaking Oil

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May 17, 2010

BP officials said the company is using a new siphoning strategy and capturing more than 1,000 barrels of the oil that would have otherwise leaked into the Gulf of Mexico, but scientists are voicing new worries about the leak's environmental implications. Gwen Ifill reports.

April 30, 2010

Weekly Show

The panel discusses the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico and the implications for the President's energy policy, immigration, Florida politics and financial reform.  Margaret Kriz Hobson of National Journal participates.

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