BP Oil Disaster: How Soon Can Gulf of Mexico Recover? Scientist Says Maybe 2-3 Years

We all know the scenario by now: On a simmering spring day in the Gulf of Mexico, workers on an offshore platform are overwhelmed by a blowout -- oil and gas escaping at high pressure from the well they were drilling. The rig burns and collapses into the sea, and millions of gallons of crude foul the Gulf while oil company and government managers argue. President Carter is blamed for -- President Carter? Yes, this happened in 1979. The only past accident remotely comparable to the BP...Full Story
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