Oil Industry Sets a Brisk Pace of New Discoveries
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/24/business/energy-environment/24oil.html?hpw
“In 30 years I’ve been in the business, the Gulf of Mexico has been called the Dead Sea countless times,” said Bobby Ryan, the vice president of global exploration at Chevron. “And yet it continues to revitalize itself.”
Interesting uses of “dead” and “revitalize.” I guess in Chevron’s world, dead means no oil and revitalize means a new oil discovery. Evidently they aren’t aware of the real “dead zone” in the area.

Senate blocks bid to keep offshore drilling policy
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iDjWLOqLWzBGcNQKFYGI201DiVXQD9AT94N00

Two Ocean Views in Congress
http://thatsmycongress.com/index.php/2009/09/24/two-ocean-views-in-congress/
Here we go again. The Rep from Florida says protect our ocean and coasts, while the Rep from Nebraska says Drill Baby Drill.