The Gulf Oil Spill: It’s Much Worse Than You Think

The media and big oil lobbies want you to believe that the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico isn’t all that bad.

Wrong.

Check out this helpful image to learn the truth of the massive spill:

The Guardian says that the spill is easily on track to dump the equivalent of  300,000+ barrels of oil into the ocean. That’s considerably worse than the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill that spilled 258,000 barrels worth.

Now you know….and knowing is half the battle. Yo Joe.

  • Jessica Murray

    This is so unfortunate and what is more frustrating that it's preventable. What gov't entity oversees the procedures and equipment that is used on these oil drilling platforms?

  • http://green.thefuntimesguide.com/ Jeffrey Davis

    alright Jessica, this is CRAZY! I did some searching to answer your question and guess what I found…nothing. It appears that no specific government agency is in charge of regulating U.S. offshore drilling. All I can find is “U.S. Congress is considering a ban…” blah blah blah.

    It appears that there area a great host of agencies who contribute to offshore drilling policy, and they are the usual suspects: NRDC, Dept of Energy, EPA, and various clean air and clean water acts that are decades old.

    Maybe this is part of the problem…there's not a single entity to take responsibility for offshore drilling in the U.S.

    Thanks for the comment that helped me learn this new information Jessica. You rock.