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Noteworthy McClatchy stories about the BP oil spill in the Gulf

From the start, reporters from the McClatchy Washington Bureau and from The Miami Herald, the Biloxi Sun-Herald, The Bradenton Herald, the Anchorage Daily News, the Charlotte Observer, the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, The Sacramento Bee and other McClatchy newspapers have provided much of the most aggressive coverage of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Here're links to some of their most important stories about the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

THE SPILL'S SIZE

  • BP withholds oil spill facts — and government lets it
  • Gulf oil spill may be 19 times bigger than originally thought
  • Low estimate of oil spill's size could save BP millions in court
  • BP not named to task force that will figure Gulf oil spill's size
  • Runaway gulf oil well spewing far more oil than initially thought
  • REGULATORY SHORTCOMINGS

    • Report adds to doubts about key oil rig safety equipment
    • U.S. agency let oil industry write offshore drilling rules
    • THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

      • Since spill, feds have given 27 waivers to oil companies in gulf
      • A month after oil spill began, Obama begins taking charge
      • Obama concedes mistakes in oil spill as he halts drilling
      • Obama orders firms to change drill plans that mimic BP's
      • HEALTH EFFECTS

        • Researchers worry about oil dispersants' impact, too
        • BP 'systemic failure' endangers Gulf cleanup workers
        • Contradicting BP, feds lay Gulf illnesses to cleaning fluid
        • THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS>

        • Oil spill's effects on sea life may not be limited to the Gulf
        • Oil spill's scope threatens Gulf's endangered marine life
        • Researchers worry about oil dispersants' impact, too
        • Quest for oil leaves trail of damage across the globe
        • Gulf recovered from last big oil spill, but is this one different?
        • THE ECONOMIC IMPACT

        • Gulf oil spill's economic impact will be long term
        • Gulf shrimpers fear oil spill will put them out of business
        • 'Everything we came to Grand Isle for is gone'
        • Gulf oil spill threatens Louisiana Native Americans' way of life
        • LEGAL ISSUES

          • Gulf oil spill: BP has a long record of legal, ethical violations
          • Criminal charges likely from Gulf oil spill, legal experts say
          • Experts: Legal issues driving BP's oil spill stance
          • BP worker takes 5th, making prosecution a possibility
          • Gulf oil spill now a criminal investigation, Holder says
          • THE EXPLOSION

            • Decade-old report cited failure of oil rig safety system
            • Thunderous hiss before Deepwater Horizon blew
            • A huff and boom ended Deepwater Horizon's good luck
            • Gulf well 'shouted' warnings for hours before BP rig explosion U.S. ENERGY POLICY

              • As oil spill damages Gulf, will U.S. change energy use?
              • BP, feds could make millions from runaway well's oil
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