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Even beyond the President’s speech, the last few days have seen quite a bit of news about the oil spill. A brief recap: The AP is reporting that Scientists provided a new estimate for the amount of oil gushing from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday that indicates it could be leaking up to 2.52 million gallons of crude a day. A government panel of scientists said that the ruptured well is leaking between 1.47 million and 2.52 million gallons of oil daily. The figures move the government’s worst-case estimates more in line with what an independent team had previously thought was the maximum size of the spill. Oil execitives broke ranks at a hearing yesterday … More >>
White House officials appear to assume, correctly, that they can’t ‘win’ the oil spill. So they had to make the tragedy about something bigger than the oil. That’s why the president called for the first steps in ‘the transition away from fossil fuels’: ‘[T]he time to embrace a clean energy future is now. Now is the moment for this generation to embark on a national mission to unleash America’s innovation and seize control of our own destiny.’ The president’s speech: The transcript. Mike Allen is reporting that A White House aide has the official word: ‘President Obama reiterated his call for comprehensive energy and climate legislation to break our dependence on oil and fossil fuels. In the coming weeks he … More >>
21 year old Alia Sabur has caught the attention of BP and the Coast Guard with an innovative idea to capture the flow of oil pouring into the Gulf. A simple and elegant idea, it’s great that they’re considering it but a shame that they couldn’t figure it out sooner. What, exactly, do they get paid for? See clip from CNN below.