The April 14 meeting proceeded efficiently, as scheduled, for BP shareholders. For the workers, environmentalists and community members rallying in protest, though, the day of reckoning had yet to arrive.
Several times recently, we've heard this argument: When it comes to securing America's energy future, we need "all of the above" -- coal, oil, gas, nuclear, solar, wind, and so on. That is a not an energy policy; it's a cop-out.
Energy analysts are still staggering around for an answer to the Obama administration's news in Wyoming's coalfields to greenlight the mining of an estimated 750 million-2.4 billion tons of coal on public lands.