5 Reasons You Won't See the Worst of the Gulf Oil Spill

Chemical Dispersant Cover-Up

Despite the fact that nobody is sure exactly how toxic the stuff is, or how being deployed on such a large scale will effect ecosystems, it will have at least one effect: it will delay public outrage by masking the apparent extent of the spill's damage.

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How Much Oil's Spilling? It's Not Rocket Science

Basically, the method for determining oil spillage boils down to common sense and high school (or even middle school) geometry, specifically the formula for the volume of a cylinder.

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Interior Probe Finds Fraternizing, Porn and Drugs at MMS Office in La.

By NOELLE STRAUB

Federal officials who oversaw drilling in the Gulf of Mexico accepted gifts from oil companies, viewed pornography at work and even considered themselves part of industry, the Interior Department inspector general says in a new report.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25540.htm



U.S. oil drilling regulator ignored experts' red flags on environmental risks

The federal agency responsible for regulating U.S. offshore oil drilling repeatedly ignored warnings from government scientists about environmental risks in its push to approve energy exploration activities quickly, according to numerous documents and interviews.

//www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/24/AR2010052401974.html



Why Is BP Controlling Louisiana's Cops?

Mother Jones reporter Mac McClelland spent two days recently trying to get out to the Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge, "stymied at every turn" by law enforcement officials who claim they're getting their marching orders from BP.

//washingtonindependent.com/85648/why-is-bp-controlling-louisianas-cops



Satellite Image Of Oil Spill
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How Bad Is Gulf Oil Spill? A Global Q&A on Offshore Oil Spills

Kristen Chick, The Christian Science Monitor: "The Deepwater Horizon oil spill has put a spotlight on the dangerous world of offshore oil drilling. With a well spewing thousands of barrels of crude (estimates range from 5,000 to 100,000 barrels) a day into the Gulf of Mexico, many are wondering if the industry has been too lightly regulated."

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