20 Apr '11, 7am

One Year After Tragic Oil Spill, Gulf Coast Still In Turmoil #oilspill #bp #ocean #care2

One Year After Tragic Oil Spill, Gulf Coast Still In Turmoil #oilspill #bp #ocean #care2

Here at Care2, we are excited to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. To extend the celebrations, we are calling this Earth Week, and you'll find more blogs in honor of Mother Earth every day this week. Enjoy! On April 20, 2010, the intense pressure from crude oil and natural gas below and impatient oil company officials above cause a deepwater drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico to explode and eventually sink. The disaster cost the lives of 11 oil rig workers, and the subsequent oil spill , which released over 4.9 million barrels of oil into the ocean for over 80 days, is still claiming the lives of marine animals and livelihoods of Gulf Coast residents this very minute. Wildlife A year later, the sordid details of the BP oil spill have vanished from the headlines, but the oil and the carcases of marine life that came into contact with it are still washing up on Gulf Coast bea...

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