ROBERT, La. — Oil and gas stream from the riser of the Deepwater Horizon well May 11, 2010. This video is from the larger of two existing leaks on the riser. This leak is located approximately 460 feet from the top of the blowout preventer and rests on the sea floor at a depth of about 5,000 feet. (Courtesy video)
It leaks an estimated 26000 barrels per day (official version: 5000). People’s attention span is usually dismally short and hops from one disaster in the news to the next. How about looking at the bigger picture: global financial melt-down, gigantic environmental disasters like this one, while rich corporations and their rich CEOs get ever richer and manipulate politics and the government via an all-powerful lobbying industry.