I've been a little overwhelmed at all the news coming out of the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, nearly all of it bad. My browser is piled high with stories that you should read and raising questions that we should all be asking.

British Petroleum will start to drill for oil in the Arctic this summer. Why should that freak out anyone paying attention?

Why did BP keep using Corexit, their in-house oil dispersant, after being ordered by the EPA to switch to a more effective, less toxic alternative? Could that dispersant actually be making the oil MORE toxic?

Why is the EPA restricting the ability of journalists covering the oil leak to get the story?

Colin Powell wants the U.S. military to take over the oil spill; shouldn't someone know how to shut down deepwater spills?

What does it look like deep down in the Gulf?

Why should we believe anything said by BP or the government?

Why did BP bus in an army of volunteers ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama, only to bus them out right after the president left?

Why hasn't the government launched a criminal investigation into BP?

And to get big picture about this, why are we still burning gas to get around in the first place? It has made biking more harmful to our health than driving in some cities. Thanks internal combustion. Thanks a lot.

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Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

Questions about the Gulf oil leak
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