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Deepwater Drilling in Gulf 'Back With a Vengeance'

•, Common Dreams staff
 Despite the ongoing environmental and public health disasters left in the wake of BP's Deepwater Horizon "oilpocalypse" two years ago, deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is "back with a vengeance."

"We are seeing deep-water drilling coming back with a vengeance in the Gulf," said Dr. RV Ahilan, executive vice-president for GL Noble Denton, a technical adviser for the oil and gas industry. "The price is too big to ignore. People are quite keen and are booking rigs for long drilling campaigns in deeper drilling waters."

Reflecting on the Deepwater Horizon disaster anniversary, Phil Radford, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA and Aaron Viles, Deputy Director of Gulf Restoration Network write, "Two years later and misguided politicians are not doing what’s needed to fix the Gulf nor are they changing the 'energy as usual' policies that got us in trouble in the first place."

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