30 Nov '11, 9pm

"The Big Fix": New Documentary Takes on the BP Spill (Video)

"The Big Fix": New Documentary Takes on the BP Spill (Video)

If you've read any of my coverage of the BP Gulf spill, you're well aware that there are still many lingering questions about the disaster. It was, after all, one of the most catastrophic environmental disasters in U.S. history. Some are straightforward: What will the longterm damage be to Gulf habitats and communities? What effect will the unprecedented amounts of chemical dispersants dropped into the Gulf ecosystem have on wildlife? On residents? But the more intriguing one, the one that still riles me up every time a news item about the spill manages to elbow its way through the news cycle (quite a rare feat these days), is this: Why didn't anything change after the spill? There was no tightening of regulations on offshore drilling, no effort to incentivize cleaner, safer kinds of energy production, no nothing. Our political system was left unchanged. By way of comparis...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/energy-disasters/big-fix-new-do...

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