06 Feb '12, 6pm

The Gulf of Mexico’s seven-year oil spill that you've never heard about.

Whatever, BP; Taylor Energy Company was spilling oil in the Gulf of Mexico way before it went mainstream. A broken Taylor wellhead has been leaking as much as 4,000 gallons a day into the Gulf for the last seven years, according to a lawsuit filed by water conservation groups Apalachicola Riverkeeper and Waterkeepers Alliance. The reason you haven’t heard about this is that Taylor is playing it seriously close to the vest. The suit says that Taylor failed to inform basically anyone about the well failure, or any peripheral information that might help determine how serious it is and what action needs to be taken: Taylor has failed to provide the public with information regarding the pace and extent of the oil leaks and Taylor’s efforts to control the leaks. Indeed, Taylor has failed to specify: (1) How many of the wells at the Mississippi Canyon Block 20 (MC 20) site are st...

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