Tsk, Tsk, we have another huge disaster on our hands that once again threatens wildlife and will more than likely take decades to recover if it ever does. My thing is why haven’t they figured out how to move large quantities of oil without spilling it into the ocean after we experienced the Exxon Mobile tragedy?
The oil slick could become the nation’s worst environmental disaster in decades, threatening hundreds of species of fish, birds and other wildlife along the Gulf Coast, one of the world’s richest seafood grounds, teeming with shrimp, oysters and other marine life.
The leak from the ocean floor proved to be far bigger than initially reported, contributing to a growing sense among many in Louisiana that the government failed them again, just as it did during Hurricane Katrina. President Barack Obama dispatched Cabinet officials to deal with the crisis.