The oil slick is said to be at least five times worse than originally thought. Rapidly, it is oozing toward the shore. It's looking like a huge eco-disaster for birds, sharks, whales, sea turtles, dolphins, fish, not to mention humans. And poor old New Orleans.
Florida Governor Crist has changed his mind about offshore drilling. If he keeps on changing his mind, he'll be a Democrat. The fishing industry is slapping BP with class action lawsuits because their jobs are dying in the water, along with the fish.
A 120-mile oil slick advanced to within a few miles of the mouth of the Mississippi River on Thursday as authorities scrambled to keep the spill from damaging wetlands along the Gulf of Mexico. The slick was about three miles off the Louisiana coast on Thursday night, according to Coast Guard spokesman Shawn Eggert.
Ten wildlife refuges in Mississippi and Louisiana are in the oil's likely path, with the Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area at the tip of the Mississippi River likely to be the first affected, Jindal announced. . . Wildlife conservation groups said Thursday the oil could be a disaster for coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. . "We have to hope for the best but prepare for the worst, including a true catastrophe for birds," . . .