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"Top kill" has failed. Over the holiday weekend BP shut down their attempts to plug the leak spewing 12,000 to 19,000 barrels of oil per day into the Gulf of Mexico. The company has now switched its efforts to another capping strategy that should capture at least some of the oil.
But this was admitted to have "no certainty" of success, and BP administrator Carol Browner stated "There could be oil coming up till August when the relief wells are done."
President Obama has called the event "enraging and heartbreaking," and I think a familiar sentiment is being felt by people across the nation and - perhaps the world - as oil continues to pollute the environment, kill off marine life and birds and rob people of their jobs.
Browner said: "We are prepared for the worst. We have been prepared from the beginning."
Then why didn't you fucking do anything? Great job, BP.
Full article here (The Guardian)