BP's new CEO Bob Dudley has received a warm welcome in the U.S. press, in large part because he's an American born and raised near the Gulf. While Dudley's local roots may help soothe some nerves in the disaster-stricken region, it's only a matter of time before the harsh realities of the worst oil spill in American history come to the fore.
The Gopher State will be a happier place for babies come Jan. 1. That's when it enacts the first-ever ban on plastic sippy cups and baby bottles containing Bisphenol-A. The Federal government has yet to act on BPA, a controversial chemical feared to harm fetuses and children.