NEW ORLEANS - Statements by local labor leaders to the World that the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is far bigger than the 5,000 gallons a day claimed by BP were confirmed by national experts speaking to the press today.
YCLOSKEY, La. - Brad Robin has been an oyster fisherman all his life, like four of his six brothers and his 84-year-old father.
Three weeks after the Deepwater Horizon exploded off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 workers, over 200,000 gallons of oil are still being pumped into the ocean every day.
Oil gushing from the BP well off the coast of Louisiana could surge to 60,000 barrels a day if the company's plan to cap it with a four-story metal container fails, Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., said Wednesday after he met with oil industry executives.