Oil Spill Update: Hitch with Plugging Leak; Obama Extends Drilling Moratorium; Wildlife Deaths on the Rise; BP Saw Warning Signs
It’s been 37 days since the first explosion hit the Deepwater Horizon oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20. After a month of waiting for the slick to hit land, in the last week oil has begun washing up on more and more of the coast, claiming a growing number of wildlife victims and taxing response efforts. This morning S. Elizabeth Birnbaum, head of the MMS, resigned under pressure.
Here’s the latest news on the Gulf oil spill:
No explanation was given as to why officials created the impression that pumping was underway Thursday morning. "The engineers also said that the problem they encountered was not entirely unexpected, and that they believed they would ultimately succeed," The New York Times reports.
From The New York Times: