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Volkswagen has hired the law firm that defended BP during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill for the automaker's aid in the diesel emissions scandal.

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Remember the Deepwater Horizon, the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year and leaked untold thousands of gallons of oil and tar balls? Of course you do. Well, things might not be as finished there as the recent news silence would suggest. With the federal government still trying to Restore The Gulf, reports are coming in that BP is "investigating" a new sheen of oil in the Gulf. No word yet on whether this is a new spill, something fairly innocent (some oil does naturally seep ou

Later this week, Shell Oil will present its ambitious oil-drilling proposal to the U.S. government, seeking permission to drill ten exploratory oil wells in Alaskan waters. The ice-clogged Arctic region is thought to have vast oil reserves.

You'd have to be living in a deep, dark hole somewhere in the middle of nowhere to not have heard anything about the massive oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico. And you better not come out of your cave just yet, since not a day pass that we don't hear about this continuing disaster. We should be hearing about this, because it's a tragic event and British Petroleum (BP) deserves to take heat for its actions (or lack thereof) that led to the explosion and ensuing catastrophic spill. Even though BP ha