Friday, June 04, 2010

Before the Storm

It's been fortysome days since the Deepwater Horizon rig started spewing a bubbling crude (oil, that is) into the Gulf Coast, with some estimates saying it could be as long as Christmas time before it's capped. As if the certainty of longterm environmental harm wasn't comforting enough, the oil has now stretched its tendrils into Florida's hurricane corridor, and with storm season nearly upon us, this whole thing could turn into a Roland Emmerich flick before too long. TPM examines the worst case scenarios, but be aware that after you read them you might be tempted to walk into traffic.

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