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BP to Blame for 2010 Deepwater Oil Disaster, Rules Judge

A United States federal judge ruled that BP’s reckless and negligent behavior is at fault for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which killed 11 people and caused 200 million gallons of oil to flood into the Gulf of Mexico. The ruling opens up BP to billions of dollars in possible civil penalty fines, including a possible $18 billion under the Clean Water Act. Clean Water Act civil penalties can amount to $1,100 per barrel spilled in the absence of "gross negligence or willful misconduct,” according to court documents.

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Creating a Healthier Next Generation and Supporting a Healthier School Day

Thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, students across America are being served meals with more fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy.  Parents can send their kids to school knowing that the healthy habits they teach at home are being reinforced at school, with breakfast and lunch menus that provide more of the foods we should eat, and less of the foods that we should avoid.

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The School Day Just Got Healthier

Thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, students across America are being served meals with more fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy.  Parents can send their kids to school knowing that the healthy habits they teach at home are being reinforced at school, with breakfast and lunch menus that provide more of the foods we should eat, and less of the foods that we should avoid.

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North Carolina Voters and clean energy

The NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), a leading 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to shaping the state’s clean and efficient energy future, announces the results of the fourth annual North Carolina Statewide Survey (MoE ± 3.45) confirming overwhelming support for the increased use of diverse clean energy sources by voters of all political parties. According to the poll of 803 registered North Carolina voters conducted by Fallon Research March 23-27, 2014, 83 percent of respondents think state leaders and elected officials should seek more renewable energy sources to provide consumers and businesses with affordable electricity. Additionally, 90 percent of respondents support the use of solar energy, while 88 and 82 percent support the use of energy-efficient programs and land-based wind energy, respectively.

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