BP's well is sealed, but the tragedy in the Gulf may be far from over

Bellingham Herald - The difference is linked to the current partisan divide on environmental issues, said Mark Stoll, a professor of environmental history at Texas Tech University. Stoll also noted that lawmakers from the affected region have been among those most worried that energy legislation might kill their oil-reliant economy.

With a thick shot of cement plugging the last worrisome part of BP's troubled well, government officials were one final pressure test away from declaring the source of American's worst offshore oil spill dead as early as Sunday.

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The difference is linked to the current partisan divide on environmental issues, said Mark Stoll, a professor of environmental history at Texas Tech University. Stoll also noted that lawmakers from the affected region have been among those most worried that energy legislation might kill their oil-reliant economy.

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