Oil from leaking well ‘washes ashore’ in Louisiana

By Agence France-Presse
Friday, April 30th, 2010 — 8:17 am

Oil from a leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico began washing ashore in the southern US state of Louisiana, threatening an ecological disaster, a local official told AFP.

Blown by strong southeast winds, a sheen of oil reached the fragile coastal wetlands of South Pass late Thursday near the mouth of the Mississippi river, said Billy Nungesser, president of Plaquemines Parish, where the oil first hit the shoreline.

It marks the beginning of what environmentalists fear could be one of the worst US ecological disasters in years, with experts still unable to cap the ruptured underwater well which federal officials estimate is spewing about 200,000 gallons of oil per day into the Gulf.

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Hey Sarah.  How’s that “Drill, Baby, Drill” thingie working out for y’all?

2 Responses to “Oil from leaking well ‘washes ashore’ in Louisiana”

  1. Willow Arune Says:

    Yes, it is a disaster…

    I feel for those who are earning a living on the water in Louisiana. Nothing to do but watch as your whole life washes away with the oil arriving. Drilling in depths where you cannot fix problems if they arise is downright stupid.

    The Sarah Palin eco-disaster…

    • Suzan Says:

      Just before I went 24/7 I was involved in the People’s Park up-rising in Berkeley. This was a year before the first Earth Day and was in part based on the idea of The Commons and public access as proposed by the group in Britain called “The Levelers”.

      But there was more to it than that. we had read Rachael Carson’s “Silent Spring” and already some were moving to the country to form communes. Paul Ehrlich book “The Population Bomb” was new to the shelves.

      Then we had the Santa Barbara oil spill that brought about the anti-offshore drilling movement.

      Stewart Brand and The Whole Earth Catalog”.

      The Republicans forgot all about one of their better Presidents when it came to the enviroment and the party of Teddy Roosevelt became the party of environmental rapists.


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