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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard photo
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Photo: Arianna Prothero
This week on Noon Edition, we sat down with three experts from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs to discuss the environmental and policy implications of the BP oil spill.
Here to answer listener questions were SPEA and Law Professor Jim Barnes, Associate Professor Diane Henshel, and Professor Christopher Craft.
Here is a brief list of some of the issues discussed in today’s program:
- How best to deal with the oil as it comes ashore and how people working to clean up the oil can damage fragile, wetland environments
- Systemic problems with regulators and in the Federal response
- A comparison of US regulations to regulations in other countries
- How the oil spill in the Gulf could affect climate change legislation