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OILThe Environmental Protection Agency directed BP PLC on Thursday to use a less toxic form of chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, one of several steps the government took to crack down on the oil giant. The moves come amid a growing sense of frustration with the company’s failure to stop the spill and allow independent reviews of its work. The Obama administration asked BP to make public all detailed information about the Gulf spill – including all measurements of the growing leak. A live video feed that shows oil gushing from the blown-out well was put online. The video shows a large plume of oil and gas still spewing next to the tube that’s carrying some of it to the surfaceSource Link

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Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.

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