Eco-News Roundup: Friday May 28

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News on the environment and health from our other blogs.

Federal Coverage: Why BP is not a federal failure like Katrina, but still a mess.

Show and Tell: The BP and Obama press conference was more show than substance.

Cost of Health: If Republicans want to avoid universal care, they better address costs.

Bad to Worse: BP’s plan to plug the pipe is just the least bad (possibly) of worse options.

Slippery: BP may be intentionally low-balling damage estimates to escape penalties.

Size Matters: The size of the spill relates to how much BP will have to pay in fines.

On Camera: Efforts to plug the BP pipe leak will be televised after all.

Death Sentence: Broken, poor medical equipment is hastening one prisoner’s death.

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