Thursday, May 6, 2010

Gulf Coast Oil Spill

On Day 17 of the tragic oil spill from the drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, this is what it looks like from the air.  Oil continues to pour into the Gulf from the undersea well at about 210,000 gallons per day.  The pinkish oil is now at the shore of New Harbor island, a national wildlife refuge and nesting ground for sea birds.  West of the mouth of the Mississippi River, hundreds of dead jellyfish were seen.  Shrimping has been suspended in the area.

Louisiana's secretary of wildlife and fisheries is credentialing out-of-state veterinary specialists to help rescue oiled birds and animals.  There is concern that the slick could spill around Florida into the Atlantic Ocean and foul beaches and kill marine life on the East Coast.

There has been no success in stopping the flow of oil at this time.

(photo: NYT)

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Tragic. I heard that in 1982 average Miles Per Gallon in U.S was 20. And in 2005 20.7 MPG. So where is the outrage? So much blah, blah and no accounting to reduce use of fossil fuels. We are leaving a rather bleak future for the next generation. With caring, maybe they can do the solving.

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So much for the idiots before the election chanting " Drill Baby Drill". How is that working for them now ?

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