Tag: oil spill

Save us from the politics of science

It’s bad enough when politicians and true believers distort scientific findings for their own purposes. But when scientists do it, we’ve reached a dangerous point in intellectual discourse. Such is the case with the widespread belief that evidence of global warming is incontrovertible. Thankfully, some scientists courageously have decided to publicly challenge this numbing, politically... Read more »

Poll: Bush did better handling Katrina than Obama is handling oil spill

Uh oh. Axelrod alert! This isn’t good, A new poll–by a left leaning public opinion firm–finds that  Our new Louisiana poll has a lot of data points to show how unhappy voters in the state are with Barack Obama’s handling of the oil spill but one perhaps sums it up better than anything else- a... Read more »

Interactive Gulf spill maps

Here is a valuable resource (and an explanation of how to use it). The avalanche of useful information provides an insight into just how complex and wide-ranging the problem and its solution are.

How to put more people out of work

Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias and his Republican opponent, Mark Kirk, both agree with the Obama administration’s six-month ban on new permits for deep-sea oil drilling, the associated press reports. Right, people on the Gulf Coast aren’t suffering enough. Let’s make sure that no one works there.

Ten riskiest off-shore oil drilling sites.

An ethanol refinery In a blazing flash of insight, something called the The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) listed the Gulf States at the top of its list of most at-risk off-shore oil sites. Said the ethanol front group in a press release: “The choice is clear,” said Global Renewable Fuels Alliance spokesperson, Bliss Baker. ” We... Read more »

The politicalization of the Gulf oil spill

Let’s be honest: politicians just love the millions of barrels of oil blasting from a BP deep-water drill site in the Gulf of Mexico. The month-long scramble to cap the gusher is for them a don’t-miss opportunity to slap around big business and government. And to feed the “do something” syndrome that grips America today.... Read more »

Worth reading: An excellent possible explanation for the Gulf oil rig blowout

oiggul Gerald Herbert, Associated Press / April 21, 2010 In this aerial photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana’s tip, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning Here is an analysis, in layman’s terms, based on interviews with survivors of the disaster that were described... Read more »
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