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Articles by Frank Sesno

Frank Sesno is Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, an Emmy-award winning journalist, and host and creator of Planet Forward.

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  • Is Wind Energy the Magic Bullet for our Energy Future? (Video)

    Last year, the wind industry employed more workers than coal mining, according to a report released by the American Wind Energy Association. Wind energy jobs increased 70 percent to 85,000 in 2008, 4,000 more workers than are employed in coaling mining (based of Department of Energy figures). But is it the magic bullet that will […]

  • Off Shore or Off Oil? (Video)

    Just days before the BP Deepwater oil spill, American Petroleum Institute’s Rayola Dougher described the risk, as she new it, of offshore drilling: “Even if you have a rig that breaks loose, even if you have a catastrophic event, the most that can spill is what’s in that pipe.”  What does a catastrophic event look […]

  • What a Difference a Spill Makes

    There are so many questions the spill in the Gulf now raises. What will be the impact on offshore drilling — which has been one of the few growth sectors of US domestic oil production? What kind of political backlash will it produce? Already President Obama and the administration are in damage control mode. How […]

  • Lisa Jackson and the “Headline People Don’t Want to Discuss”

    Despite the gridlock on a climate bill, the EPA is already authorized to regulate carbon dioxide from cars.  And the Obama administration has raised mileage standards so that by 2016, the new car fleet in the US will have to average 35 mpg.   But without a climate bill, it will be a piecemeal approach.  […]