O’Connell Not Optimistic Drilling Attitudes Will Change

In an article appearing in The Hartford Courant, Suzanne O’Connell, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, discussed what long term effects the gulf oil spill disaster will have on Americans’ attitudes regarding the perils of off-shore drilling. While initial polls show Americans shying away from more drilling, O’Connell predicts that most people will return to the pre-spill attitudes, despite the destruction to the gulf’s wildlife and environment.