Harvard Political Review - Is Our Energy Secure?: "Is Our Energy Secure?
Hurricanes exposed America ’s vulnerability
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita laid a one-two punch on America ’s energy infrastructure. The first blow cut daily oil production by almost one million barrels, while the second halted oil production in the Gulf of Mexico , squelching a third of the nation’s oil supply. The federal government has since begun the process of securing the U.S. energy infrastructure against further natural disasters, but the effectiveness thereof remains to be tested." [...]