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“Drill, baby, drill”

The U.S. commander-in-chief’s words had promise before the oil spill, but then they rang hollow with the ensuing de facto moratorium on deep-water drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico — much to the chagrin of oilfield and oilfield-related workers and businesses along the Gulf Coast. […]

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Lafitte Lowdown

I knew it was going to be a good day on the water even before I left home. For one thing, we’d fallen into a pattern of persistent, blustery winds that were like Dracula — they wouldn’t die. […]

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Is Our Seafood Safe?

In 1957, during the height of the Cold War, fiction writer Nevil Shute wrote On the Beach, a post-apocalyptic novel set in Australia shortly after World War III has wiped out all life in the northern hemisphere. […]