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Craig Medred

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Alaska Gov.'s Bad Idea: Suing to Kill Unimak Wolves

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2010 | 10:36 AM

Suing the federal government to try to win the right to slaughter wolves on Unimak Island may rank as the worst decision yet made by Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell, the nice-guy successor to half-term, former Gov. Sarah Palin. Parnell is at the helm of the first administration to propose a...

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Gulf Oil Spill Reporting: Cue The Hyperbole

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2010 | 3:24 PM

So now the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which has so far done minimal environmental damage though it could eventually do much, has become the "nation's worst environmental disaster"? The New York Times started down that road Thursday, and by Friday this was how the AP was reporting the situation:


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Gulf Oil Spill: The Best and the Worst of America

(3) Comments | Posted June 3, 2010 | 3:11 PM

From the beginning down there in the Gulf of Mexico, nobody in an American generation raised on moon-shot success and Star Wars movies seemed to get it. The Deepwater Horizon disaster 50 miles off the Louisiana coast wasn't about a "spill.'' It wasn't about an Exxon Valdez hitting the rocks,...

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Gulf Oil Spill: The Technology Oil Executives Don't Want to Talk About

(256) Comments | Posted May 29, 2010 | 6:06 PM

Long before the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, caught fire, sank and loosed a gusher of oil that would flow into the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history, the oil industry knew that -- in the now famous words of the Apollo 13 astronauts --...

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