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API spent $2M in 1Q lobbying

The American Petroleum Institute spent $2.07 million in the first quarter to lobby the federal government on offshore drilling regulations and other issues, according to a disclosure report. Full story

Deepwater drilling barely breaks stride

   Rachel Maddow reports on the soaring profits of the corporations involved in the Deepwater Horizon disaster and the continued permitting of deepwater drilling even as safety questions have not been fully addressed.

Getting wise to drilling dangers

   Rachel Maddow notes that as awareness of the inadequacies of the safety improvements in deepwater drilling is growing, the Department of the Interior has decided to stop issuing press releases when they grant drilling permits.

Fighting the maybe-shutdown blues

   Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, gives us a preview of tonight's show - first, shutdown or...what? We've got the latest on the passing-the-budget showdown in D.C., plus the Wisconsin vote count story becomes even fishier, and a follow-up to our interview last night on deepw

US emphatic: No deal to let BP drill

The U.S. interior secretary on Monday rejected media reports that BP was striking a deal to resume deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico a year after the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Full story

Report: BP to restart deepwater drilling in Gulf

In a deal made with U.S. regulators, BP this summer plans to restart deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on existing wells, British media reported Sunday. Full story

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  Facts don't support Obama assurances on drilling safety

Rachel Maddow expresses skepticism about President Obama's insistence that deepwater drilling safety has been improved given revelations of flaws in blowout preventer design and emergency response plans that have not been updated since 2009.

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