The Coming Era of Energy Disasters – The Nation

Posted by Trish Riley, July 5, 2010

The Deep Horizon explosion was the inevitable result of a relentless effort to extract oil from ever deeper and more hazardous locations. In fact, as long as the industry continues its relentless, reckless pursuit of “extreme energy”—oil, natural gas, coal and uranium obtained from geologically, environmentally and politically unsafe areas—more such calamities are destined to occur.

The only question is: What will the next Deepwater Horizon disaster look like? …here are four possible scenarios for future Gulf-scale energy calamities:

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