Oil Hits Louisiana Shore, Obama Orders Safety Review of Offshore Drilling

Oil from a wrecked offshore drilling platform oozed into the marshes of southernmost Louisiana today, coating birds and threatening to create America's worst environmental disaster in two decades. The oil began washing ashore near the mouth of the Mississippi River. Louisiana is home to 40 percent of the United States' wetlands and the oil now threatens some 400 species of animals, from shrimp to pelicans to river otters. Meanwhile, the White House announced Friday that there will be no new...Full Story
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