December 19, 2011

After Oil Spill, Don't Shortchange Gulf

Martha Collins, St. Petersburg Times


The network TV news crews may have long since left, but the work of repairing the environmental and economic damage from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is far from complete. During the course of the spill, roughly 4.9 million barrels of crude flowed into the gulf — an amount of oil that, by some estimates, could have heated just over 13,200 American homes for an entire year. . .

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