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Most Americans want to end offshore drilling. Now we need government to listen


Most Americans didn’t pay a lot of attention to offshore oil drilling before April 20, 2010. Indeed, it had been less than two years since a Republican National Convention crowd in Minneapolis had erupted in a chant of “drill, baby, drill!” — reflecting a public mood of wanting cheaper prices at the gas pump and not particularly caring where the oil came from. After all, it had been nearly...

The more the public learns about fracking, the less it likes


There was a lot of talk with the start of the New Year that the new movie “Promised Land” — about a battle for drilling rights in natural-gas country — was going to be a game changer in the debate over the hydraulic fracturing process, or fracking. Many industry officials and lobbyists were terrified that the Hollywood treatment — with director and star Matt Damon...

Stuart H. Smith is an attorney based in New Orleans fighting major oil companies and other polluters.
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