It's been a strange month in the world of energy. On the heels of the West Virgina Massey coal mine tragedy followed an oil spill caused by a coal-carrying ship near Australia, disaster struck again on the eve of Earth Day when a BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded. More news surrounding the spill surfaced this past week, including one of the most recent headlines, below.
Madness: BP Left Off Second Emergency Cutoff + When Do We Say 'Enough'?
New revelations about how little it would have cost to prevent the spill, new worst-case scenarios about how long this could continue on, and (thankfully) some particularly poignant thoughts to counterbalance the mindless damage control by the chattering right wing pundits. In this post we cover some of the best and worst of an increasingly bad situation.
Map of potential spill trajectory over the next few days. Image Credit: NOAA