Michael Bromwich, known to Alaskans and others in oil producing states as one of the chief deciders in the Obama administration's offshore drilling team, will be leaving public service at the end of 2011 for the private sector.
A year after the Deepwater Horizon explosion triggered the mammoth Gulf oil spill, fishermen, hotel owners, and oil workers on Louisiana's coast aren't sure if nature's balance can be regained.Patrik Jonsson
The Arctic's extreme conditions and isolation make it nearly impossible to clean up an oil spill. All this is widely known, yet the federal government is still allowing the oil industry to push forward with aggressive drilling plans.Rosemary Ahtuangaruak
Fran Ulmer, a member of the former presidential commission that reviewed last April's Deepwater Horizon disaster, is disappointed Congress hasn't acted on recommendations to prevent another spill.Alex DeMarban