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Not in my backyard?

Should offshore drilling be banned? Need to Know’s Jon Meacham asked Lisa Margonelli, who writes about the global culture and economy of energy, at Monday’s TEDx Oil Spill conference.

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  • Joseph Bennette

    I just picked this up on Twitter but when I got here, I got an error message telling me this report is not available. Conspiracy theories anyone?

  • Liz Kerry

    Dear Need to Know Staff:
    I am wondering why the rest of the segment with Lisa Margoelli and two other people is not being carried on this website. I feel that Miss Margonelli is extremely well-informed and well-spoken, but please consider including the other two speakers who added so much to the segment.

    I also appreciatel your new low-key conversations appeal to those of us who are not vehement and angry, but rather thirsty for solid positive suggestions as to what we ordinary people can do to participate in constructive ways to bring the various factions to productive dialogue.

    As a person who has lived for a long time, my understanding is that the American people have a tremendous capacity to unite in times of crises, in wartime and in peacetime – be it natural disasters or those created by other humans – and I know, for a fact, that we can do just that again if we settle down, be still, coalesce into a body of people who share the same concerns for one another and for our Planet Earth in order to come up with creative solutions to our mutual concerns rather than our self-interests.

    Thank you for listening.
    Liz Kerry in Missouri

  • William Brangham (from Need to Know)

    To Liz Kerry,
    The full segment you’re asking about is available on our website — here’s the address: