• From the happy-go-lucky days of oil exploration and drilling, when a lot of easy sources were being found and easily managed, we're gotten ourselves into this sort of apocalyptic time. We're willing to destroy almost everything, risk almost anything, and go ahead with techniques for which we have no way of responding to the known problems.

    "Deepwater Horizon, One Year Later: A Conversation With Carl Safina". Interview with Douglas Gorney, April 20, 2011.