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Oil, Hurricanes and Cars

Oil spills threaten coastline

It seemed enough for the residents of the Gulf Coast, especially Louisiana, to be concerned with the severe weather and damage that Hurricane Isaac was bringing, but now there is more. State officials from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness are warning citizens that oil in the form of tar balls or tar mats could wash up on the coastline. BP responded with skepticism, favoring a “wait-and-see” approach. To their credit, BP did use an unprecedented amount of chemical dispersants at the site of the spill. Regardless, the danger of oil washing up on the coast has… read more