June 15th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Estimate of Leaking Oil Rises... Again: Join the Live Chat

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Government scientists have increased their estimate on the amount of oil leaking in the Gulf. Plus, Pres. Obama outlines the government's response to the spill. We'll also look at the controversy on efforts to help the birds coated in oil.

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soundoff (287 Responses)
  1. Joan in Connecticut

    We have 10% unemployment and to hear that the MMS employees were carrying on like that is disgusting. A lot of the unemployed would do anything for their jobs, and they would do their jobs right.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Pleasant dreams! The sun will come up!

    June 15, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Henry

    No pointing fingers, stop the leakage, vaccum/extract the oil, prepare for worst, reward the harding working people.

    Good luck, good health, God bless all of us (environment)

    June 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Sue R.,, Canton Mi.

    Goodnight AC360 team,,and fellow bloggers.

    Thank you again CNN and Anderson for the Best coverage on this awfull disaster.
    Stafe safe everyone.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  5. William

    The more tragedy we see, maybe Americans will wake up and want to find an alternative energy source. Maybe it will make us think twice about supporting Oil companies.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Wild, they were kicking their heels up like, that!

    June 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Emily

    Good night Anderson, 360 Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Nicole, David, Megan, Nancy, Sree, Gloria, & Bloggers!

    Glad that you are still in NOLA Anderson & 360! 🙂

    June 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson and Gary, and bloggers Emily, Nancy, Mike, Nicole, Megan, and Sree,

    June 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Pat

    Put the pres. of Plaquemine Parish in charge of org the LA clean up. The idea of grids for rescuing birds, esp w/ migration near, is a great plan. Better than BP shirking and lying and sandbagging and the feds dithering!

    June 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  10. Lori from CA

    Good night! Sweet dreams.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  11. mike from Jordan, ontario

    It almost looks like a slow money bleed of BP at the expense of the Gulf of Mexico. Anderson, your wasting your time untill we find out BP is out of money, then, we'll see a solution.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Nicole The Netherlands

    Good Night everyone! Bloggers!
    Thankyou for another evening of exellent reporting.. Anderson, Gary 360 Team
    with indeed Karin some creepy news..
    I hope the clean up crews get better instructions, please do not place the brown pelican again on the danger list..
    it says depressing and disturbing news, let's hope the news gets better..

    June 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Aleta Pahl

    People do care about wildlife and there are millions of members of environmental groups all over this country and on the national level. It is always an uphill battle to get protections in place. Where once the brown pelican was 99% exctinct, we brought him back from the edge and now look at what is happening. It is an abomination to see how little BP thinks about our environment and the Dept of the Interior is just as bad.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  14. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Good night Anderson, AC360 Team, Megan, Starr, Emily, Jo Ann, Sue, David, Nicole, Gloria, Heather, Di, Samantha and other bloggers!

    June 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  15. Lori from CA

    This talk about sexual relations with MMS is grossing me out.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  16. Jennifer - Michigan

    Good night, sleep tight.....bon nuit encore

    June 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  17. Jason

    What will prevent these 'rescued' animals from becoming covered once again in this oil from this massive slick? I wonder about the 'real' help that is done by 'rescuing' these doomed creatures.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  18. Lori from CA

    We can not blame just one person for the Gulf situation.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  19. Kenya

    Goodnight Mr. Cooper, everyone. Hope tomorrow will be a bit more pleasant for us all.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  20. Megan

    The Presidents speech was horrible. It almost put me to sleep.
    He is doing NOTHING to help battle the oil.
    All he's doing is blowing hot air - and I WAS a very big supporter Before!
    I'm disgusted with his empty talk, empty promises....

    Put that General, who you interviewed last night in charge of the battle of the oil and maybe in charge of the country too!

    June 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  21. Jerry W

    What saddens me the most is that after this is behind us, nothing will change. It will be work as usual because most of us Americans just aren't willing to work for change. We keep believing the Republican's spin of less government and taxes and all the while they and their corporate bosses will be laughing all the way to the bank.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  22. denise casto

    hello Anderson-once again our President did a song and dance number to the people of the gulf region --Quit talking and save the region-at some point we wont have to worry about another terroriest atack we are doing of good job of letting "Big Business" destroy our boarders

    June 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  23. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Anderson is so right!!! anyone can come in visit down there in NOLA, Anywhere business are open and fresh food anytime!!!!!! 🙂

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Joe, Jessica, Candy, David Gergen, Ed Henry, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!

    Thanks for coming in, for join us tonight! 🙂
    Have a great night & good sleep at home after work!!!
    See you tomorrow night!!! Just a plenty sleep at home!

    June 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  24. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    The president is in a situation that he will be held accountable for his promises .

    June 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  25. Emily

    MMS should be on this list for sure!
    Glad that you are doing this series now Anderson...

    June 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  26. Nancy in Oregon

    Truly sad, I agree Jo Ann...views into the 'underbelly' part of the world are hard to see. Good night...try to draw back a bit tonight and rest well....

    June 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  27. lisal -canada

    well given how things seem to be progressing, the coverage is definitely not too much. perhaps some of the new things that seem to appear on a daily basis will be positive rather than negative. looking forward to the rest of the week

    June 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  28. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Anderson, I love the new segment "Culprits of the Catastrophe". We do need the know each night who belongs on the wall of shame. Thanks for your excellent investigative reporting night after night.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  29. Joan in Connecticut

    I am not taking a vacation this year, but next year I'm going to Louisiana! I've always wanted to visit there but now I'm going on principle. Even without the beaches, there are lots of historical sites to visit and great music and the place seems to have a soul of its own. Too, they're completely set up for a vacation.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  30. Karoline, Los Angeles

    I do agree with Obama on that – it's an industry that hates all regulation. They seem to want to get what they want the quick and dirty way. There's money to be made and that's all that matters!

    June 15, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  31. Karin Urban from Berlin/Germany

    Good night everyone,

    thanks for another great show – though bad news allover.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  32. Keith S

    Billy Nungesser would have destroyed all those birds and their nests with his plan for the widespread building of berms on Louisiana beaches and marshes that are not under imminent threat from oil.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  33. William

    Yes it is sad to see the deaths of these animals. But we need to see more of what is happening to our sea life. I wonder how many dolphins and sea turtles are washing up on the shoreline and we are not seeing it.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  34. Elle

    Why are responses to this disaster taking so long... or not happening at all? Peoples lives are being ruined. People, animals, sea creatures, habitat are dead and dying right before our eyes. We are in a state of emergency. Why isn't this being treat as one?

    June 15, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  35. Henry

    BP collecting oil statistics/reports should be monitored and reviewed by on-site Non-BP engineers.

    How come now more leakage flow rate x12 more even after the so-called capping/collecting oil operation started. 1000 barrels leaked at the start and now the leak flow rate is 60,000 barrels, what is the logic!!!

    June 15, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  36. Joe Sabo

    If BP is a British Company, what are the British doing about this.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  37. Di Canada

    Thank you Anderson Cooper, It mustn’t be easy to tackle and remain so dedicated to this disaster, but there is little doubt that your presence there is having a huge impact. Keep up the great work, the Gulf needs you. Bon nuit and many sweet dreams.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
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