The government has sent skimmers, booms and other resources to clean up a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that's become far worse than initially thought and threatens the fragile marshlands along the shore.

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Sally Brice O'Hare said the government's priority was to support the oil company BP PLC in employing booms, skimmers, chemical dispersants and controlled burns to fight the oil surging from the seabed. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared the slick "a spill of national significance," meaning the government is designating more forces to contain its spread toward the U.S. coastline.

President Obama has directed more people and equipment to the area to "aggressively confront" the spill. An executive for BP PLC, which operated the oil rig that exploded and sank, said that the company would welcome help from the U.S. military.

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4,524 hits 2.5 (2 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 12 years ago by KikiPeepers

Do you think the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will end up being worse than the Exxon Valdez spill?
The government has sent skimmers, booms and other resources to clean up a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that's become far worse than initially thought and threatens the fragile marshlands along the shore.

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Sally Brice O'Hare said the government's priority was to support the oil company BP PLC in employing booms, skimmers, chemical dispersants and controlled burns to fight the oil surging from the seabed. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared the slick "a spill of national significance," meaning the government is designating more forces to contain its spread toward the U.S. coastline.

President Obama has directed more people and equipment to the area to "aggressively confront" the spill. An executive for BP PLC, which operated the oil rig that exploded and sank, said that the company would welcome help from the U.S. military.

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12 yrs ago - Saturday 5/1/10 - 1:54:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
Your.Questions.Suck.Ass.
12 yrs ago - Saturday 5/1/10 - 3:08:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
You.Have.A.TIny.Penis.

I think it'll be less of an environmental disaster- if they haven't capped that well by the time it gets to 250,000 bbls then it really will be a clusterf*ck of epic proportion. But it will be more of a socioeconomic disaster- it's going to have a serious effect on the tourism and fishing industries on the gulf coast, which is going to be compounded by the economic slowdown. It's going to be tough.

Really, I have no idea why BP have so many explosions. They are *obsessed* with safety.
12 yrs ago - Saturday 5/1/10 - 3:29:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
If they plug it tomorrow will that mean you won't be bumping this question for the next ten years?
12 yrs ago - Saturday 5/1/10 - 12:15:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
12 yrs ago - Saturday 5/1/10 - 11:16:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
drill baby, drill.
12 yrs ago - Friday 5/14/10 - 1:14:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
12 yrs ago - Friday 5/14/10 - 1:38:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
Just in case you missed it over the years kiki, we have a news thread where people post news.

Y'know, rather than bumping their old questions...
12 yrs ago - Friday 5/14/10 - 2:41:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
You can't get poll results in a news forum ... you must be the one missing something!
11 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/1/10 - 4:15:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
11 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/1/10 - 4:33:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 5/14/10 - 2:41:00 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
You can't get poll results in a news forum ... you must be the one missing something!

Who actually cares about the votes?
11 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/1/10 - 10:21:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Me
11 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/1/10 - 10:24:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
It already is worse. And it wont end until at least August. Keep it up Obama, I love the way you're taking action!
11 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/2/10 - 10:08:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
What does Obama have to do w/ it, bluedaisy? Would it be helpful if he donned a biohazard suit and stood in front of a banner that said, "Mission Accomplished"?
11 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/2/10 - 10:28:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 5/14/10 - 2:41:00 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
You can't get poll results in a news forum ... you must be the one missing something!


You can instead just ask people what they think.
11 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/2/10 - 11:12:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 6/2/10 - 10:08:13 AM IRLIteach wrote:
What does Obama have to do w/ it, bluedaisy? Would it be helpful if he donned a biohazard suit and stood in front of a banner that said, "Mission Accomplished"?


no, but he could have taken charge on the clean up a month ago
11 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/2/10 - 4:13:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
Really? Based on what? His extensive knowledge of cleaning up oil spills? Should he have warned BP that he was going to count to 10, and they better fix it or else?



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