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OIL SLICK MAKES LANDFALL ON GULF COAST: BIG PICS
April 30, 2010 -- The environmental disaster that emergency workers have been scrambling to control in the Gulf of Mexico has entered a new phase. Yesterday, NASA's Terra satellite snapped the above image as the first tendrils of an angry swirl of oil made landfall on the tip of the Mississippi River Delta.
Originally posted by ToneDeaf
Where is Haarp when we need it ! !
By artificiality shifting the plates they could possibly
close off the well.
(then we would know if Haarp actually works)
CNN) -- The U.S. Coast Guard launched a major search effort Wednesday for 11 people missing after a "catastrophic" explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames.
An investigation into the cause of the blast is under way, but
there are no indications it was a terrorist incident,
the Coast Guard said.
NEW ORLEANS —Coast Guard officials were investigating reports early Friday morning that oil from a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico had washed ashore overnight, threatening fisheries and wildlife in fragile marshes and islands along the Gulf Coast.
The massive oil spill spreading through the Gulf of Mexico is a horrific environmental disaster that could have a devastating effect on bird populations, marine life, and the coastal ecology. But, crass though it may seem, the very real political implications must also be considered. After all, politicians set policy; many observers are already demanding President Obama roll back his plan to expand offshore drilling. Here's what the oil spill could mean.
WASHINGTON — Two Air Force planes have been sent to Mississippi and are awaiting orders to start dumping chemicals on the oil spill threatening the Gulf Coast. This April 28, 2010 photo released by Greenpeace, shows an aerial view of the Gulf of Mexico south of Louisiana, where oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead continues to spread. Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr. said Friday that two C-130s specially modified for aerial spraying were sent Thursday from the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Ohio.
WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., has asked that oil drilling along U.S. coasts cease until an investigation into a Gull of Mexico oil rig explosion is completed. In a letter to President Barack Obama, Nelson said he would introduce legislation to temporarily bar the Interior Department from authorizing an expansion in offshore drilling.
One option would be to install a large dome over the leak and send the collected oil to the surface, where it would be collected by ships. This has been done before, although only in shallow water.
(CNN) -- Florida Gov. Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency in six counties Friday as a result of the Gulf Coast oil spill, the governor's office said.
Crist joins Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who declared a state of emergency in his state Thursday.
Crist said the oil spill "threatens the state of Florida with a major disaster." He declared an emergency in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay and Gulf counties.
Officials anticipate Venice and Port Fourchon, Louisiana, will be the first places affected Friday when the massive oil spill caused by last week's rig explosion reaches shore, said Mike Abendhoff, a spokesman for BP, which owns the ruptured well where oil continues to leak.
The White House Friday said there would be no expansion of offshore oil drilling in new areas until an investigation of an explosion that occurred last week on the BP rig Deepwater Horizon and its subsequent oil spill in Gulf of Mexico, which is sending thousands of gallons of crude oil toward Louisiana’s shores, has been conducted.
The National Weather Service predicted winds, high tides and waves through Sunday that could push oil deep into the inlets, ponds and lakes that line the boot of southeastern Louisiana. Seas of 6 to 7 feet were pushing tides several feet above normal toward the coast, compounded by thunderstorms expected in the area Friday.