Does the Oil Spill Buck Stop with Us?

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It could be months before BP can stop the gusher of oil. Beaches, marshes and wildlife are threatened in the Gulf of Mexico, along with traditional lifestyles. But what about the lifestyles of all Americans? Could the spill be a wake-up call? Does this country's unceasing demand for oil have unacceptable consequences? If the benefits of the oil economy are not worth the cost, is it time to get serious about the kind of sacrifices that lead to real conservation? Is that a formula for going back to the 19th Century?

Credits

Guests:
David Strahan - Trustee, Oil Depletion Analysis Center, Richard Cizik - New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, John Felmy - Chief Economist, American Petroleum Institute - @api_news, Colin Beavan - Director, No Impact Project, Ronald Bailey - Science Correspondent, Reason magazine

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Darrell Satzman, Christian Bordal