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Claire B. Rubin has 39 years of experience as a researcher, consultant, and educator in the fields of emergency management and homeland security.
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Another example of 20/20 hindsight. The pipeline safety issue has a lot in common with the deep sea oil drilling matter: regulations dominated by industry for their benefit. ProPublica just published Fatal Pipeline Accident Turns Attention to Nation’s Aging Pipelines … Continue reading
One has to wonder if the “public interest” is being served, given that the regulation of oil and gas drilling at both federal and state levels is under attack by industry forces.[picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=hurricane+katrina&iid=9388853″ src=”http://view3.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9388853/economic-and-environmental/economic-and-environmental.jpg?size=500&imageId=9388853″ width=”234″ height=”137″ /] See … Continue reading
[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=bp+oil+spill&iid=9299248″ src=”http://view.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9299248/despite-rise-stock/despite-rise-stock.jpg?size=500&imageId=9299248″ width=”234″ height=”156″ /]To say “It’s complicated” is an understatement when it comes to how to regulate offshore oil drilling. Obama Decried, Then Used, Some Bush Drilling Policies, WSJ July 5. The Obama administration’s actions in the … Continue reading
Latest news this am: Obama’s spill recovery chief will be part-time. Yesterday, I noted his lack of experience with long-term recovery from disaster and today we learn he will keep his existing, demanding job. [picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=bp+oil+spill&iid=9156640″ src=”http://view4.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9156640/surface-skimming-for-the/surface-skimming-for-the.jpg?size=500&imageId=9156640″ width=”234″ … Continue reading