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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: May 28, 2010

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May 28, 2010

Daily Roundup: May 28, 2010

Taking the Lead: In the face of what’s now being acknowledged as the worst oil spill in U.S. history, Obama suspended new offshore-drilling projects and canceled pending lease sales in the gulf. National Geographic and About.com

Unreliable Source: After BP reported that its on-again-off-again top-kill attempt to stop the oil’s flow was working, it’s now unclear whether it is, angering some journalists over the company’s lack of forthrightness. Achenblog (WaPo) and Daily Kos

Power Moves: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), once a coauthor of the climate legislation heading to the Senate, is now proposing that the bill focus only on the electric-utility industry. Meanwhile, California’s Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is funding a proposition that would help it gain more of a hold on its market. Greenwire and Capitol Weekly

Northern Hope: Norway will give Indonesia $1 billion to support the Southeast Asian nation’s efforts to reduce its deforestation-related emissions. Norway’s Office of the Prime Minister

N’Way, Mate: Australia is taking legal action against Japan, its second-biggest trading partner, for its whaling practices in the South Pacific. Scientific American

--Avital Binshtock

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