Friday, April 20, 2012

Special Program: The Hunt For Oil

Two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster off the Gulf of Mexico, big questions remain: Where did all that oil go? Is the seafood safe to eat? And, with gas prices now at $4.00 a gallon, is America running out of oil?

Veteran journalist Alex Chadwick is on a mission to cover the aftermath of the spill and also the story underneath the oil: the story of energy.

Energy is an enormous part of our everyday life, but apart from knowing how much our heating bill is and what it takes to fill the gas tank, most of us may not understand the science behind it.

Chadwick points us to The Public Radio Energy Project, where "the more you know about energy science, the more you’ll want to do something."

"The Hunt for Oil: Risks and Rewards," looks at energy science, how leaky oil pipelines are affecting neighborhoods and what really determines the cost at your local gas pump.

Check out the Energy Journal for more information, photos, resources and conversation about America's energy future.

"The Hunt for Oil" marks the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill as well as Earth Day. Listen Monday morning at 9, then share your comments at

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