1. The Risks of Deep-Water Drilling
… [W]e have to acknowledge that there are inherent risks to drilling four miles beneath the surface of the Earth, and these are risks — (applause) — these are risks that are bound to increase the harder oil extraction becomes.
— President Barack Obama speaking yesterday at Carnegie Mellon University
2. Troubling Comparison
The depth of BP’s Deepwater Horizon well (1,524 meters) vs. Shell Oil’s new Perdido rig (2,400 meters), which is also in the Gulf of Mexico:
3. Our Society’s new corporate partner: Shell Oil
4. Is this a smart way to protect our Society’s brand (not to mention the Gulf of Mexico)?
≡ Hat tip: Anonymous
≡ photo of President Obama by Jason Reed / Reuters via The Boston Globe