Milton Friedman and the Path to Our Energy Future

Pelican Institute Commemorates Life of Friedman with Discourse on Energy Policy On July 30th, the Pelican Institute celebrated Milton Friedman’s Legacy for Freedom with a luncheon and guest lecture from Chris John, president of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association. Kevin Kane, the institute’s president, opened the event and explained how Friedman’s work remains…

Voices For and Against

Interview excerpts regarding the Gulf drilling moratorium In the process of covering the array of protests, town hall meetings, and study announcements surrounding the oil spill, I have had the opportunity to interview a diverse group of individuals. The primary point of concern has been the ongoing moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of…

Feinberg Encounters Packed Town Halls with Frustration to Spare

On July 15th, Kenneth Feinberg used three Louisiana town hall gatherings – in Houma, Port Sulphur, and Lafitte – to explain how the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) will work. Animated and lively, with a little Bostonian humor, Feinberg held the attention of each overflowing crowd for approximately 30 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of questions from the audience.