An oil spill caused by last week’s deadly explosion on a BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico is spreading toward the coast of Louisiana, threatening the region’s economy and environment. In the face of the disaster, the Obama administration has proclaimed it will maintain its call for expanded deep sea drilling: here.
Gulf oil spill ‘five times’ larger than estimated: here.
From the Evening Standard in England today:
Amid several of the thicker streaks, four grey whales could be seen swimming in the oil.
Audubon fears birds will become next victims of Gulf oil spill: here.
Oil spill worsens, offshore drilling plans in dire straits? Here.
The Deepwater Horizon oil disaster has killed people, harmed the environment, and has severely damaged BP as a company: here.