PORT FOURCHON, La. – The oil rig that exploded, caught fire and then sank 36 hours later could lead to a major oil spill, officials said Thursday… The well could be spilling up to 8,000 barrels of crude oil a day, the Coast Guard said, and the rig carried 700,000 gallons of diesel fuel. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry added that crews saw a one mile by five mile sheen of what appeared to be a crude oil mix on the surface of the water….. read the whole thing.
The Associated Press reports what many Americans have suspected for years: “The nation’s oil and chemical plants are spewing a lot more pollution than they report to the Environmental Protection Agency — and the EPA knows it.”
AP says that records, scientific studies and interviews “suggest pollution from petrochemical plants is at least 10 times greater than what is reported to the government and the public.”
How come? The United States is using outdated measuring devices, not the lasers, solar technology and remote sensors used by European countries.