On April 20th, 2010, a BP managed offshore drilling rig called Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank. This summer over five million barrels of crude oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. Leaving billions of dollars of waste in the gulf and on the beaches along the coast.
Underestimated at first by BP and the US Coast guard, the oil spill has proven to be an economic disaster. An estimated 100,000 barrels of oil a day is being released into the Gulf of Mexico per day. These numbers, obtained from BP itself were released at the order of congress.
First, Louisiana, then Mississippi, then Texas and finally Florida. Oil masses are washing up on beaches daily and we have only had nonsensical politicians give us conflicting data regarding the severity of the oil spill. The economic and political impact have changed the landscape of everything from the Ocean aquatic life to the US Senate race.