At Issue with Ben Merens - April 29, 2010
U.S. officials say the damaged oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico may be leaking five times more oil than initially thought, and the government is stepping in to help. What does this mean for President Obama’s oil drilling plans? After four, join Ben and his guests for a discussion about the political ramifications of this environmental disaster.
GUESTS: Tyler Priest is the Director of Global Studies in the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston and faculty affiliate of the UH Department of History’s Institute for Public History. His current research focuses on the history of offshore petroleum. Antonia Juhasz is the author of The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry—And What We Must Do To Stop It. She is the Director of The Chevron Program at Global Exchange.
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