Will we preserve these pristine waters once and for all and accelerate the shift to cleaner energy resources? Or will we continue letting oil companies go to the ends of the earth and deepen our dependence on polluting fossil fuels?
Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.
In case you were lucky enough to have already left for the weekend, take note: the Obama administration will sell more leases for offshore oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in spite of the risk of another major spill.
The investigations into the Deepwater Horizon rig's demise over the one year since that tragedy have all pointed toward the corrupting influence of the same forces I experienced first hand working for the same company.
Because the administration made little more than a token effort to include influential industry representatives on the oil spill commission, the results are predictable. The industry will reject the report's important conclusions.