A 14-year old oil spill, going on ... "through the century?"

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A 14-year old oil spill, going on ... "through the century?"

Post by mnaz » October 22nd, 2018, 11:47 am

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-14- ... spartandhp (Washington Post)

A 14-year-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico verges on becoming one of the worst in U.S. history, by Darryl Fears
“Between 300 and 700 barrels of oil per day have been spewing from a site 12 miles off the Louisiana coast since 2004, when an oil-production platform owned by Taylor Energy sank in a mudslide triggered by Hurricane Ivan. Many of the wells have not been capped, and federal officials estimate that the spill could continue through this century. With no fix in sight, the Taylor offshore spill is threatening to overtake BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster as the largest ever.”
“As oil continues to spoil the Gulf, the Trump administration is proposing the largest expansion of leases for the oil and gas industry, with the potential to open nearly the entire outer continental shelf to offshore drilling. That includes the Atlantic coast, where drilling hasn’t happened in more than a half century and where hurricanes hit with double the regularity of the Gulf.”
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