A massive oil spill is threatening the Louisiana coastline. BP has been unable to stop the massive flow of oil (210,000 gallons a day) from a well explosion that is leaking from as deep as a mile underwater. The government is now getting involved because of BP’s inability to solve their own problem. BP is responsible for the $6 million dollar a day price tag.
One third of the nation’s seafood comes from Louisiana and the delta area is in great danger. This could eclipse the Exxon Valdez spill if not contained soon. Oil has already reached the coastline which is teaming with wildlife.
Louisiana has never fully recovered from Katrina. This disaster could not come at a worse time.