In a powerful new documentary, Stories from the Gulf, residents make it clear they are still suffering the aftermath of the largest oil spill in U.S. history. We must not minimize their struggle or sense of loss, which persists to this day.
Last week, Rep. Doc Hastings, chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, declared, "Drilling is safe." It was as if we learned nothing from the BP disaster and the ongoing suffering it has caused.
Natural gas as it is currently produced and distributed has significant, avoidable downsides.