17 May '11, 9pm

Is Official BP Spill Death Toll Too Low? New Data Shows 1,200 Oiled Birds Found in Pensacola Alone

Is Official BP Spill Death Toll Too Low? New Data Shows 1,200 Oiled Birds Found in Pensacola Alone

Everyone seems to be forgetting about the BP spill -- except, of course, for the millions of people still dealing with it every day. So, in an effort to prevent the event from vanishing from our collective memories completely (it seems already to have escaped our finest politicians, who are moving ahead with plans for more offshore drilling) I try to make sure to check in on the Gulf now and again. So here's a recent development from Pensacola -- newly released documents reveal that at least 1,200 oiled birds were officially picked up in that city alone. 800 of them were already dead, and hundreds more died later on. Could this mean that more birds perished in the spill than authorities are letting on?

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/official-bp-spill...

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