May 5th, 2010
06:10 PM ET

Complete Coverage: Gulf oil spill


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Authorities battled the Gulf of Mexico's massive oil spill with sweat, steel and fire Wednesday as patches of oil crept to within two miles of the Louisiana bayous.

An oyster fisherman spotted a large patch of oil sheen near the border between St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes, about 40 miles southeast of New Orleans, Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser said.

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  1. Ky'Anne

    Iknew that there was a story behind this mess...once again sex reigns supreme...i don't hate people, but damn...come on now...How can you expect people who cheated their way through school to be honest. I am glad to finally see empires fall because of wickedness, and dishonesty, and perversions. That means people like me are not far from blessings as you realize that your educational system crumbled a long time ago. Now, this world is CORRUPT. This is still not the story by a longshot...my voices say there is more.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:07 pm |

    What would it cost per gallon to make under sea oil wells safer ? If BP does not know why the back up they have does not work why would they not have a second and a third. Does any one not want to keep oil out of our stressed oceans? Why not have two or three back ups? I read Brazil has more back ups than the US. In stead of trying to find blame politicians should focus on solutions. And to think forcing companies to have more back ups would create jobs and help save our planet. Every penny in increased cost helps justify conservation and alternatives, Where is the lose? Its sounds like a win win. There were several safety back ups that were possible. The similarity with Katrina is that the government knew the levees needed work. The government and industry know affordable back ups are available. Our people and our environment needlessly suffer becuase of a lack of leadership in the private and public sectors and we the citizens just jump in the car to buy more carbonated sugar water and salter chips. We are our own enemy, the band plays on and we blame others.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  3. Annie Kate

    When all is said and done I hope the oil is kept out of the marshlands, the oyster beds, and the other prime fishing places and that wildlife is not impacted as hugely as we all have feared from the first of this catastrophe. The Gulf areas need the coastal grasslands to break up storm surge from hurricanes – keeping the surge lower than it would have been; the wildlife are all a part of an intricate food chain that ultimately winds up with us on top – so we will be left with less on our menus. I hope that this catastrophe teaches us all a lesson in moderation so we can protect the earth for ourselves and the future.

    May 5, 2010 at 7:46 pm |
  4. Eugenia - San Francisco

    st bernard parish – it makes my heart sad

    May 5, 2010 at 6:26 pm |