Thursday, December 9, 2010

Oil Drilling News


Strong Evidence Emerges of BP Oil on Seafloor

"The new findings, from scientists at the University of South Florida and from a broad government effort, mark the latest indication that environmental damage from the blowout of a BP PLC well could be significant where it's hardest to find: deep under the Gulf's surface. [...] The material appears in spots across several thousand square miles of seafloor, they said. In many of those spots, they said, worms and other marine life that crawl along the sediment appear dead, though many organisms that can swim appear healthy. How the death of organisms in the sediment might affect the broader Gulf ecology is something scientists are studying."

Far Offshore, a Rash of Close Calls
Not just in the Gulf, not just BP.

Slow offshore drilling? Bravo, Obama


St. Pete Beach summit to discuss oil drilling ban