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  Drilling down: Conversations on the Gulf oil disaster

Need to Know reports from Washington, D.C., on the TedxOilSpill conference, where innovators from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design discussed the future of American energy policy.

Records show concerns about well, as BP says leak could last months

A House panel investigating the Gulf oil spill released new internal documents from BP that suggest engineers had concerns about the safety of the well as early as last year.


  Big Oil’s influence in the Gulf

Oil drilling is a major part of the Louisiana economy. And in return, says one observer, the state has become Big Oil’s “PR department.”

Translating executive-speak in the Gulf oil spill hearings

Need to Know tells you what the oil company executives really meant to say.

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