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Different takes on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

POSTED: 02:36 PM ET, 05/13/2010 by Jennifer Jenkins

White house, BP unprepared for relationship in wake of oil spill The Washington Post
The success or failure of the Obama administration's current response -- involving about 13,000 workers and 460 vessels, along with 1.4 million feet of boom laid against the spreading slick -- depends in large part on BP's expertise and technology.

How to sue an oil company: Tips from a veteran of the Valdez spill The Washington Post
Brian O'Neill, who represented 32,000 Alaskan fisherman and natives affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, reflects on his experiences in light of the critical problems found in the rig's blowout preventer.
5/14 UPDATE: Minerals Management Service ignores environmental permits

Map: Tracking the spread of the oil spill -- and its effects The Washington Post
Based on daily NOAA data, this map shows the spread of the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico from April 22 to present. Look at affected beach tourism spots, threatened bird areas and closed fishing and shrimping zones.

Calculator: How much oil is leaking into the gulf? NewsHour
PBS compares the estimated number of gallons of oil leaked into the Gulf after the rig explosion based on the different leak rates BP, NOAA and outside experts have released. The Washington Post explains the difficulty of calculating the rate.

Map: Compare the size of the oil spill to your city Paul Rademacher
A Google Earth engineer's plug-in compares the size of the oil spill to any area on a map. Here's what the current oil slick would as of May 6 looks like placed on top of the Washington, D.C. area:

Credit: Paul Rademacher using the Google Maps API

By Jennifer Jenkins |  May 13, 2010; 2:36 PM ET The Daily Read
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"Our Mission: Protecting America’s Great Outdoors and Powering Our Future
The U.S. Department of the Interior protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future."

Just where is the investigation on the Department of the Interior? I don't see Secretary Salazar cowboying-up to the responsibility his department has for this tragedy.

Posted by: JonFox1 | May 13, 2010 9:10 PM

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