At a congressional hearing, executives from British Petroleum and Halliburton each faulted one another for the recent massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (5/11/10 CBSNews, Nancy Cordes)
1. Describe the relationship between Transocean, Halliburton, and BP?
2. Discuss the action the Obama administration plans to take, according to the video.
Harry Smith interviews environmental toxicologist Luann White about the biggest environmental concern for the Louisiana coast. (04/30/10)
1. What, according to the toxicologist, is the biggest environment concern regarding the oil spill?
2. What is the difference between the light crude and heavy crude in terms of the potential damage to the environment?
In a recent poll we asked MPSL students whether the Senate should confirm Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court. The result: 48% of respondents said yes; 29% said no; while 23% is not sure whether she should be confirmed. In a similar poll by Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll, 70% of Americans think the Senate will confirm Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court; 8% think she will not be confirmed; and 22% is unsure if she will be confirmed. Results were retrieved on 5/25/10, 8:00 PM PST.
Some critics argue that Elena Kagan is not qualified to be a Supreme Court Justice because she has no experience as a judge. What do you think?