About Those Beaches And That Seafood…

BP announced on Friday that it is time to scale back clean up and focus on restoration.  The Fed on Thursday expanded its open fishery areas.  States are touting reopened beaches and fisheries.  Ed Overton, a professor of environmental studies at Louisiana State University points to “Mother Nature’s work” in breaking […]

Dear Commander-in-Chief, The Oil Spill Is Winning!

Dear Commander-in-Chief: Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!  It is day 81.  The oil invasion is spreading.  We will soon be surrounded by deadly water on two sides! Our food supplies are tainted.  Our morale is low.  Our information unreliable.  Our front lines are falling to illness and fatigue.  We are undermanned.  The […]

The Oil Isn’t Just a Perception Problem

On the surface it may look like BP and the Obama administration are having some bad oil days. Rust-colored oil that fouled Louisiana’s ecologically sensitive marshes washed ashore on barrier islands off Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday. The oil slick now looms about 7 miles off the Florida coast and changing wind […]

More Oil, The Gulf Stream, Liability Caps and Environmental Exceptions

Have we created The Perfect Oil Storm? Don’t get me wrong, I’m an optimist by nature and a firm believer that ingenuity and determination can overcome almost any thing. While my environmental heart is broken, as someone geeky enough to enjoy watching the Robot Wars (though I’m not nearly geeky enough to […]

On FDR’s New Deal: The American People Sound Off

Back in 2008 & 2009 there were headlines, numbers, and analysis being thrown at FDR’s New Deal almost daily.  Obama Gives Us the Same Old New Deal. And, How Government Prolonged the Depression. Or, Stimulus: Can it work like Roosevelt’s New Deal?  And Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal’ Resurfaces in US Economic Stimulus […]