Hunting for Oil: Risks and Rewards

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Host Alex Chadwick tackles one of the most important energy questions facing America: Are we running out of oil?

This hour-long broadcast is an Earth Day special, pegged to the second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Chadwick visits the Gulf Coast, where hundreds of offshore rigs cut into the ocean’s bottom in an unabated effort to satisfy the country’s petroleum needs.

As drilling continues, so does debate over the impact of Deepwater Horizon. Where did all that oil go? Is the seafood safe to eat?

Two years on, how are the people and ecosystems of the Gulf holding up?

You can listen to Part 1 of Chadwick’s "Burn: An Energy Journal" series, which examines what we have learned from the Fukushima disaster in Japan here.

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