AP - A Coast Guard official tells The Associated Press that the 300-ton device that failed to stop the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill has not been analyzed a month after it was raised from the seafloor.
Several articles caught my attention: first, the impact on the Gulf from the largest oil spill in US history, in particular on coral , and second, the attempts to get approval to drill off Alaska's coast .
From the second, Shell Presses for Drilling in Arctic
Shell is pressing the Interior Department to grant
A key US congressman released an internal BP document showing up to 100,000 barrels of oil could be leaking into the Gulf of Mexico each day, up to 20 times more than it estimated in public.The oil giant's own worst-case scenario was based on the consequences of removing both the ruptured wellhead now lying on the bottom of the seafloor and a key set of valves known as a blowout preventer (BOP), as well as incorrectly calculating the restrictions.