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Weaning Louisiana Off its Oil Addiction | The Nation

Weaning Louisiana Off its Oil Addiction

Even Louisiana's greenest are against a moratorium on offshore drilling. This may seem absurd considering the seemingly irreversible devastation that BP's carelessness has inflicted on the state's environment and economy, but The Nation's Environmental Correspondent Mark Hertsgaard claims that oil to Louisiana is like heroin to an addict. It would be catastrophic to go cold-turkey but it's high time we started the weaning process.

Well, what is Louisiana's—and our nation's—methadone? Media Consortium Environmental Blogger, Sarah Laskow joins Hertsgaard to discuss Louisiana's green energy potential and whether or not we can hope for any progress on energy policy on the Hill.

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