Gulf Oil Spill
"Deepwater Horizon is not the worst-case scenario,” one oceanographer warned.
The changes are estimated to save the oil industry $824 million over the next decade.
The largely invisible impacts of long-term fossil fuel extraction were beginning to surface.
Former Florida Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp, who is now a lobbyist for the oil industry, has said that "tar balls are naturally occurring."
Now the Republican is trying to burnish his green cred before running for Senate. But he has a history of bait-and-switch.
Louie Gohmert of Texas claims he drove along the Gulf Coast looking for oil after Deepwater Horizon exploded but found only "a drop or two here and there.”
One of the reports also sheds light on the effect on herring of a 1989 spill in Alaska.