13 Apr '11, 3pm

Animals whose bodies are recovered in a die-off represent only the tip of an iceberg. #oilspill #oneyear

A year ago, BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, leaving 11 people dead, 1,053 miles of shoreline oiled , and 170 million gallons of Louisiana crude in the water. It also left an economy in a shambles. Once-lucrative fishing and tourism businesses were devastated by the spill, and some Gulf residents are still struggling to feed their families. New data has revealed the economic toll taken by the BP disaster. The numbers remind us that the true cost of oil is not just what we pay at the pump. It must also be factored in terms of lost jobs, lost income, and lost opportunities. And yet the oil industry would have us believe it suffered greatly during the temporary moratorium on new drilling. The fact of the matter is: the Gulf produced 1.6 million barrels of oil per day last year—an all-time record. And still the industry is clamoring for more. Though t...

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