Judge Feldman decided in favor of several oil-related businesses that brought a suit to block the federal government's six month moratorium on Gulf of Mexico deep water drilling in the wake of the calamitous BP oil spill.
It is not necessary to choose between protecting the environment with a brief moratorium on off-shore drilling, and protecting jobs of rig-workers. We can do both. Require a rescue well to be drilled for every currently producing well.
Even though young people in Japan are hardly interested in eating whale meat, the government is still committed to killing whales, and seeks each year greater validation from the IWC for its currently unauthorized whale-killing gambits.
It's time for the industry to get on the right side of reform and improvements, not taking our usual negative positions, wielding our army of lobbyists, having to be dragged by the hair to do the right thing.