Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Duke of Oil

Ralph Lewis (via Phil Reisman, personal communication, as they say in book footnotes) puts the oil-under-Long Island Sound issue to rest. There's none there, he says.

When Phil contacted me on Monday for his column he asked me who would know if there's even any oil under the Sound. I suggested Lewis, who I first heard talk about the Sound's geology at a conference in 1986 and who, more than a decade later, generously read and critiqued the geology chapter of my book. He wasn't around on Monday but Phil said he got back to him yesterday and said drilling in the Sound isn't worth the debate because there's no oil there.


Anonymous robert said...

We were not at all surprised to learn that candidate Faulkner's understanding of the oil reserves under the Sound is as rediculously misguided and wrong as his understanding of the political and philosophical views of people who support environmental protection. The fact that people like Faulker can say just about anything, no matter how absurd, and be taken even half seriously is, however, a little unsettling.

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