2.6 Million Gallons of Oil and Counting

As roughly 200,000 gallons of oil spew daily from a broken valve 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, the ripple effects from the leak could eventually hit the wallets of people across the country. An estimated 2.6 million gallons of oil have escaped into the water, and the oil slick is already affecting fisherman who are worried about how they will survive. More than 6,800 square miles of federal fishing areas, from the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle, have...Full Story
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