As BP (NYSE:BP) is putting together a new plan, after the failed "top kill" attempt, it could only make things worse. Although it would only be temporarily.
Carol Browner, the White House energy czar said, "the American people need to know that it is possible we will have oil leaking from this well until August, when the relief wells will be finished." The other complication is that storm season is moving into the Gulf. As storms move in, this causes the oil recovery operations to come to a halt.
Michael Dixon, a lieutenant in charge of oil recovery operations at the Coast Guard Venice staging area said, "the way that the currents are treating this, and the ongoing leaking of oil, this is basically small spills all over the place. It's a series of a lot of small oil spills. We're fighting on a lot of fronts."
So our worst fears are being realized, our oceans will continue to be polluted, our shorelines destroyed, stocks will continue to fall, and the full effects on humans has yet to be fully realized.
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