BURN: An Energy Journal

Hunting for Oil: Risks and Rewards
Airs Monday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m.

An Earth Day special that coincides with the two-year anniversary of the April 20 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst in U.S. History. What became of all that oil? And what’s the future of offshore drilling? Segments will include a profile of the work of social scientist Dr. Steven Picou from the University of South Alabama who has been listening to the human stories of those hardest hit in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: fisherman and charter boat captains and business owners. Picou first developed what he calls “peer listening training” after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, only to see a similar fate befall his own Gulf Coast home. Alex Chadwick will also interview two esteemed scientists, a marine ecologist and a chemist (both MacArthur fellows) with very different viewpoints about the safety of the water and the seafood in the Gulf of Mexico two years after.