A New Orleans open house held by Louisiana's coastal restoration authority last week on a draft of the state's 2012 Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast drew mixed, earnest and sometimes vehement comments.
Congress and the Administration should be doing much more in response to the Gulf Spill. But at the very least passing the Oil Spill Tax Fairness Act would be a good first step.
When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound, it unleashed a regional catastrophe whose effects continue to play out these two decades later. One such apparent effect was the subsequent collapse of the region's herring.
Roots of mighty oaks push up through New Orleans sidewalks while trees in the metropolis often tower above nearby buildings. Nearly half of Louisiana, in fact, is covered with forests, and the southern U.S. as a whole is considered the nation's wood basket.
Louisiana and the rest of the South are starting to harness wind power--something that's done on a larger scale in states to the north and west of us.
Welcome to an edgy world where a single incident at an energy "chokepoint" could set a region aflame, provoking bloody encounters, boosting oil prices, and putting the global economy at risk.
Americans are clearly too smart to be faked out by Big Oil's phony grass roots strategies. Vote 4 yourself, not oil executives.
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Maybe next year will be different. Perhaps the powers that be will confront the fact that the oil damage has not magically gone away and that the fertile fishing grounds of the Gulf appear to be getting worse.
Over the past few months, I've been faced with the utter irony of splitting my time between dealing with the steady stream of lies about my boss and the organization I work for being part of the so-called war on Christmas.
We all knew, deep in our hearts, that this company's love affair with alternative energy was never more than a casual flirtation.
Reputation will always continue to matter but for reasons that are less financially-based than in the past.
The Big Fix is mandatory viewing for those who want to know what really happened on the ground along the bayous and beaches of a coast that is wedded to oil.
Environment campaigners duped representatives of major oil companies into attending a meeting about the harsh realities of offshore oil drilling, instead of their intended meeting with Greenland officials to talk about opening up Northern seas to drilling.
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