While BP has its own "reporters" enthusing about a "ballet at sea" in the Gulf, some 200,000 workers in the region are either out of work or facing imminent unemployment.
Union leaders, fishermen and environmentalists in the Gulf region say there is almost no chance that BP can stop the gushing oil by August.
Outraged at the environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, a movement to boycott BP is growing across the country.
President Obama announced today that he is extending a moratorium on deepwater oil drilling permits, and said the BP explosion showed the need to transition to a green economy.
This week brought new revelations about the "cozy relationship" between the oil industry and government officials, and about deregulation's role in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Promoting environmental sustainability in Baltimore is the dream of green community activist Jerome Alexander who initiated a tree planting project recently.
They may be four thousand miles apart but the people in this region are joining a battle taken up more than 20 years ago by the residents of Cordova, a small Alaskan fishing village.
The top government official overseeing offshore drilling retired suddenly yesterday.
A public clean energy program began delivering electricity to 6,000 customers this month, and a for-profit electric giant is fighting it tooth and nail.
NEW ORLEANS - What is happening in the Gulf is a "massive experiment" in how to poison an entire ecosystem, one scientist says.