SITKA, ALASKA After over a month of spillage, BP’s Operation Top Kill has failed to end the millions of gallons of oil flowing in to the Gulf of Mexico. Now considered the worst spill in U.S. history, the leak has prompted many, including President Obama, to rethink his views on offshore drilling. On a busy cruise ship day in Sitka, KCAW’s Lily Mihalik set out to see how the gulf spill has changed the way people think about off shore drilling.
Vistors share views on offshore drilling
Utility director Chris Brewton and Blue Lake expansion project manager Dean Orbison discuss the status of Sitka's current generation outage, as a penstock is installed at the new Blue Lake powerhouse. While Blue Lake hydro is down, the city is running on Green Lake hydro, plus a new Solar Titan diesel turbine -- one of the first permanent installations of this unit in Alaska. more