Four-Story, Rusty Steel Box Built as Consolation to Sea Birds; Horizon Spill out of Control

By: Tuesday May 4, 2010 4:40 pm

The latest spill extent graphic from NOAA shows an increasingly staggering area impacted by the Horizon well leak by mid-week. Winds have reversed now, spreading the slick Westward, and temporarily relieving fears that the slick could migrate to the East Coast though Atlantic fisheries could still be impacted.

Horizon Oil Slick Makes Shorefall; Disaster Writ Large Across Gulf Coast

By: Friday April 30, 2010 3:30 pm

The world appears to have finally woken up to the vast and steadily growing disaster that is the Deepwater Horizon spill. We are seeing the start of a slow-motion replay of the Exxon Valdez disaster.

Third Horizon Leak Discovered: Spill Rate Grows to 210,000 Gallons a Day

By: Thursday April 29, 2010 1:45 pm

A third Horizon leak has been discovered. Officials place the new spill rate at about five times the previously reported rate, or, conservatively, 200,000 gallons of crude oil per day.

As Horizon Oil Slick Expands, Disingenuous Politicians Demand “Investigation”

By: Thursday April 29, 2010 6:01 am

As oil continues to spew into the Gulf from the leaking well left behind the wreck of the Deepwater Horizon, the pro-drilling Obama administration demands an “investigation” that drilling supporter Mary Landrieu attempts to use for political cover.

Gulf of Mexico Deep Water Drilling Disaster: Oil Slick Now Over 1,800 Square Miles and Growing

By: Monday April 26, 2010 6:30 pm

As the oil spill continues unabated from the collapsed riser pipe left behind the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, the politicians begin their inevitable tepid response. Mary Landrieu scuttles for cover.

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