Seriously? Two More Oil Leaks.

This morning a Tugboat collided with an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana. The crash caused the rig to catch fire and spew oil to leak, covering a 1 mile radius in only a half day. The tugboat driver claimed that the rig was not fully illuminated, even though it was 11am in the middle of the day.

In Michigan today, Detroit News reported that and oil pipeline had burst and was flowing into tributary rivers that feed into the great lakes. The oil leaked undetected for hours before local river residents complained of an oil smell. Local residents have been evacuated as the oil contamination reached dangerous levels. It has been estimated that 1 million gallons have been spilled, the largest oil spill in the midwest according to the EPA. Continue Reading →