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d ri ling

  • n  the act of drilling
  • n  the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
  • v  make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool
  • v  train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons
  • v  learn by repetition
  • v  teach by repetition
  • v  undergo military training or do military exercises

  • McCain Admitted Offshore Drilling Would Take Years to Develop: John McCain on impact of offshore drilling: "With those resources, which would take years to develop, you would .
  • President Bush and John McCain have both called for lifting a ban on offshore drilling.
  • Her positions on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and global warming put her far to the right of her running mate, and even President Bush.
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  • Barack Obama in The Guardian
    We have directed BP to mobilise additional equipment and technology. In the coming days and weeks, these efforts should capture up to 90% of the oil leaking out of the well,said Obama. "This is until the company finishes drilling a relief...
  • Edward Markey in BusinessWeek
    The "judge's decision flies in the face of mounting evidence that there are serious safety risks that must be examined with these 33 deep- water rigs before they start drilling again," Markey said.
  • Henry Waxman in Telegraph.co.uk
    Five days before the explosion, BP's drilling engineer called Macondo a 'nightmare well'. BP appears to have made multiple decisions for economic reasons that increased the danger of a catastrophic well failure,they wrote. "Time after...

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