Mike Gale's Blog for MT34801

Final Assignment #8

MS Powerpoint Template

Topics of Learning in Immersive Education

December 17, 2011

Final Assignment #7

Open Office Impress Template

Topics of Learning in Immersive Education

December 17, 2011

Final Assignment #6

Open Wonderland Screenshots

December 17, 2011

Final Assignment #5
Google Doc Template w/ TEAM INCREDIBLE
December 17, 2011

Final Assignment #5

Google Doc Template w/ TEAM INCREDIBLE

December 17, 2011

Final Assignment #4
MS Excel Template Budget
December 17, 2011

Final Assignment #4

MS Excel Template Budget

December 17, 2011

Final Assignment #3
Template Budget Open Office Calc
December 17, 2011

Final Assignment #3

Template Budget Open Office Calc

December 17, 2011

RECONCEPTUALIZING NEPA TO AVOID

THE NEXT PREVENTABLE DISASTER

Michael Barsa

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David A. Dana

risks.

December 17, 2011

** Abstract:

This Article develops two accounts of why the risks of technological

failure at the root of the Deepwater Horizon disaster were roundly

ignored by regulators and industry alike. First, we argue that the inattention

to risk may have reflected a “groupthink” pathology within the homogenous

community of regulators and industry actors, whereby an orthodoxy

regarding the safety of drilling came to be not just accepted but

required in order to succeed. Second, we argue that the inattention to risk

may have been a rational industry decision in light of its ability to avoid

bearing all the costs of a disaster, as well as its ability to capture regulators

to avoid unwanted scrutiny. We argue, then, that no matter which account

was in fact prevalent, the proposed reforms in the wake of Deepwater Horizon

are not fundamental enough to address the risks. Building on a contractarian

model, we argue for a reformulation of NEPA and other environmental

reviews whereby it would be understood that industry engages

in these reviews as a contractual quid pro quo for obtaining valuable

rights, such as leases, and where those rights could be rescinded when it

becomes apparent that the reviews were not conducted reasonably and in

good faith. In other words, we believe that industry must come to “own”

environmental review and, once that is so, the culture and calculations of

industry leaders will change to make them more attentive to environmental

Final Assignment #1
Meeting up with Team Incredible in Audio Whiteboard.
December 18, 2011

Final Assignment #1

Meeting up with Team Incredible in Audio Whiteboard.

December 18, 2011

Assignment #3: Reflection

The templates I found on the web for Google Docs, MS Powerpoint, & Open Office Impress were helpful and I can see them being useful. I didn’t have any issues downloading the templates.

When I had to import these templates to other applications, I had problems. Several were not compatible with one another. Google Doc was not compatible with Open Office Impress and vice versa. MS Powerpoint imported easily to Open Office Impress but not Google Doc. Open Office Impress imported into MS Powerpoint but not Google Doc. 

Importing excel spreadsheets seemed easier than powerpoint presentations.

December 12, 2011

Assignment #2: MS POWERPOINT

I could not import MS Powerpoint into Google Doc. I got an error message.

Imported MS Powerpoint to Open Office Impress, Images did not transfer over.

December 12, 2011

Assignment #2: OPEN OFFICE IMPRESS

I could not import Open Office Impress to Google Doc. It is not compatible.

Imported Open Office Impress to MS Powerpoint, Images transferred over

December 12, 2011

Assignment #2: GOOGLE DOC

Imported Google Doc to MS Powerpoint

Imported Google Doc to OO Impress

December 12, 2011

Roll Call #2, Class #12
Happy Holidays!
December 12, 2011

Roll Call #2, Class #12

Happy Holidays!

December 12, 2011

Assignment #1: Cool Places in Open Wonderland

Google Doc Using Template from Web

Team Incredible

December 12, 2011