Widening Gulf between Oil and Security

September 20th, 2010

By Jan Barry The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico from BP’s drilling platform that exploded and killed 11 workers fouled key fishing areas, befouled wildlife and relentlessly threatened to ruin the region’s beaches and tourism industry. But perhaps the biggest shock was the out-of-control oil plume’s jolt to Americans’ sense of national […]


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How Bad Is the Oil Spill?

July 30th, 2010

By Tom Carter There have been a number of press reports in the last week or so hinting that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may not be as bad as initially thought.  The first reports from puzzled experts and confused journalists focused on the difficulty that clean-up crews have had […]


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Please Stop Calling It a Spill!

June 21st, 2010

By Dr. Jim Taylor My almost-five-year-old daughter knocked over her glass of milk the other night at dinner. The result? A small puddle of milk on and under our kitchen table otherwise known as spilled milk. My wife’s and my reactions? “Oops. You spilled your milk. Oh well, accidents happen. Let’s clean it up.” With […]


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Gulf Clean-up Solutions

June 19th, 2010

By Tom Carter As noted in an earlier article, the actor Kevin Costner started a company 17 years ago with his own money to develop equipment that could separate oil from water.  The problem was, he couldn’t generate any interest either in government or private industry. Looks now like that may be changing.  According to […]


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The Day After

June 16th, 2010

By Larry Ennis I intended to write something yesterday before the President made his Oval Office pitch. After all the efforts put forth by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, I was expecting more. I knew the President would use the Gulf catastrophe to put forth his energy tax/cap-and-trade agenda. After the obligatory shot at […]


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