News alarms trouble industry

12/27/2010
SAM FLETCHER Senior Writer "We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety beclouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read." Abe Lincoln said that in the days leading up to the American Civil War, but it could just as easily have come from any oil man following political developments from the Macondo blowout earlier this year. Seems every news report brings details of new moves by elected and appointed government officials to ensure what never happened before in decades of deepwater drilling will never happen again. As a veteran newspaper reporter, I know daily news is "history in a hurry." It would be interesting to see what conclusions future historians w...
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