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Deepwater Oil Disaster? 'We'll Find Out When It Happens'

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/06/02/David_Helvarg_Saved_by_the_Sea David Helvarg, founder and president of the Blue Frontier Campaign, discusses offshore drilling practices over the last decade. Aboard one deepwater BP rig, Helvarg recalls asking a drill boss what would happen in the event of a blowout. The man's response? "I guess we'll find out when it happens." ----- David Helvarg has devoted his life to the world's oceans and the people who depend on them. His memoir, Saved by the Sea, is the remarkable story of his career both in activism and journalism, where his fight to save the oceans has become a visionary and at times all-consuming cause. This eloquent and honestly told tale of the changes in one man's journey and the world's oceans over the last half-century is also a profound, startling, and sometimes surprisingly funny reflection on the state of our seas and the intimate ways in which our lives are all linked to the natural world around us. - Book Passage David Helvarg is founder and president of the Blue Frontier Campaign, a Washington, D.C.-based organization working for ocean and coastal conservation. An award-winning journalist, he has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian, Popular Science, Sierra, and The Nation, and has produced more than forty documentaries for PBS, the Discovery Channel, and others. His previous books include The War Against the Greens, Blue Frontier, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, and Rescue Warriors.
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