The sea of oil spewing from the mangled pipeline is already larger than 31 nations.
This initial oil well explosion, which killed 11 men, occured when a contractor was cementing the well. Who was the contractor? Our old friend, Halliburton.
As of now, the oil spilled equals about half of the Exxon Valdez. In another ten days, at the current rate of spillage, it will surpass the Exxon Valdez spill. And it may be months before the sea of oil stops growing.
Almost certain to be effected are two wildlife refuges, which apparently are not refuges at all anymore. (More here)
Also… a flashback to a few weeks ago: