CS Sunday: MMS Regulations and Greenpoint Oil Spill

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Nearly two months after the Deepwater Horizon exploded and sunk, MMS released new regulations for deepwater drilling for all oil companies. This is part of the Obama Administration's moratorium on drilling after the Gulf disaster. We'll tell you about the new regulations, and why some lawmakers say this moratorium could end up costing more jobs than the actual spill. And damage America's energy production in the future. How can the industry rebound? Clean Skies Sunday talks with John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil, for his analysis on the clean up, BP's response to the disaster and future policy. Amanda Little used to criticize fossil fuels as a journalist. She embarked on a mission to learn more about them and now, has changed her view on the fuels that power our nation. She wrote about that mission in her book "Power Trip", and talks with Clean Skies News on how she found respect for the fossil fuel industry, while learning how the country is moving toward renewable energy. Plus, more than 60 years ago oil began seeping into the ground in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, New York. It turned into a bigger oil leak than than the Exxon Valdez - but you probably have never heard about it. That's because the problem started underground, and no one ever saw the oil leaking or knew about a problem. Until an underground explosion sent manhole covers into the air. But still, no one realized oil was leaking until decades later. And it's still not cleaned up. Now, residents and a small environmental group, plus the state of New York are filing legal challenges to get Exxon Mobil to clean up the oil. The company says it is doing just that - but the state says not fast enough. Finally, six months ago, the world came together on the Copenhagen Accord. World leaders will meet again in November in Cancun to further that accord. But can negotiators come together before Cancun to resolve differences? That's what they're working on this week in Bonn, Germany. We'll get analysis from people who ...

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By isobel951 4 years ago