Posted by: stiltsville | May 1, 2010

Oil Slick triples in size

The surface area of a catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill quickly tripled in size amid growing fears among experts that the slick could become vastly more devastating than it seemed just two days ago.
Frustrated fishermen eager to help contain the spill from a ruptured underwater well had to keep their boats idle Saturday as another day of rough seas kept crews away from the slick, and President Barack Obama planned a Sunday trip to the Gulf Coast.

At least one analyst has estimated that 8 million gallons of oil have been released into the Gulf as of late April. If accurate, that brings this spill into the range of the Exxon Valdez spill. And it’s still pumping.

Louisiana fishing closure map

The State of Louisiana has closed all oyster harvests and fishing east of the Mississippi River. Since the fisherman, packing plant workers and truck drivers will now be out of work, those communist/socialist “community organizers” are demanding that BP hire locals to work on clean-up.

Governor Jindal’s official letter to Commerce Secretary declaring a commercial fisheries failure.

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