Magazine June 21, 2010, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

• If that unpaid advisory job is still open, we hear Arlen Specter is available.

• The explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico April 20 killed eleven workers and released — how many gallons of oil? Estimates, as of Memorial Day, ranged from 18 to 40 million. The problem has three faces. BP tries to cap the mile-deep well; their latest plan is to lower a dome with a siphon. Relief wells, drilled diagonally, can deliver plugs of heavy liquids and cement, but they will not be finished until August. Meanwhile the state of Louisiana begs for

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