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Battle Over New Oil Train Standards Pits Safety Against Cost

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A bird covered in oil flaps its wings at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., on Thursday. More than 9,000 gallons of oil have been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Fear And Resignation In Florida As Oil Heads East: 'It's Gonna Come!'

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