I've returned to the scene of the crime, so to speak, having written four days before the Deepwater Horizon
blowout that offshore oil spills were likely a thing of the past (hence the "Do'h!"), in the new issue of the Weekly Standard
out this morning, pointing out the adverse environmental tradeoffs of overreacting
. I'll have a much longer and more technical article with Ken Green coming out on Monday. Stay tuned.
P.S. Couldn't happen to a more politically correct oil company, by the way. BP's entire "Beyond Petroleum" image makeover a few years ago was the brainchild of a number of liberal groups (such as pollster Stan Greenberg), and BP has been a major contributor to environmental groups. There's long been a lefty website called "ExxonSecrets" (though what the "secret" is eludes me, since all the info on the site comes from public disclosure documents); I'm wondering if we'll get a "BP Secrets" site some time soon. I'm not holding my breath.