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"How Do We Build A Mass Movement to Reverse Runaway Inequality?" with Les Leopold, author of "Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice,"May 22, 2016, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, 860 11th Ave. (Between 58th and 59th), New York City. Between The Lines' Scott Harris and Richard Hill moderated this workshop. Listen to the audio/slideshows and more from this workshop.
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Posted April 27, 2011
Interview with Antonia Juhasz, author of "Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill" , conducted by Scott Harris
While the vast environmental and economic damage from last year’s BP oil spill is still being calculated, deep water oil drilling has now resumed in the Gulf of Mexico. Soon after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, the Obama administration’s Interior Department imposed a moratorium on deepwater drilling, but under pressure from the oil industry and their conservative political allies, the moratorium was lifted in October 2010.
Government officials maintained that they would not issue new deepwater drilling permits until drill platform operators demonstrated their ability to contain future oil spills. But some critics believe that the Obama administration, hoping to appease the oil industry, rushed to grant new deepwater permits without first ensuring that rigorous new safety standards were in place. In fact, a Norwegian company contracted by the U.S. government to test the effectiveness of blowout preventers used to prevent a spill in case of a wellhead explosion, found that many of the blowout preventers in use today around the world have major design flaws.
Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Antonia Juhasz, author of the new book, "Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill," who talks about the economic and political power of the oil industry to weaken regulations on drilling safety -- and the widespread belief that the current spike in oil and gas prices is due to oil market manipulation and speculation.
Read more about Antonia Juhasz’s book and questions about deepwater drilling safety at www.tyrannyofoil.org.