Friday, February 18, 2011

More Oil in the Gulf: Wells Around Deepwater Horizon Site Have Been Leaking Since 2004

Perhaps one reason federal agencies are so anxious to declare “Mission Accomplished” in the Gulf is that they know what other scandals lurk beneath the surface – like oil wells that have been leaking since 2004 with the Coast Guard and other agencies lowballing the amount of the flows.

Sound familiar?

Ben Raines at the Press-Register has a truly jaw-dropping story that several wells about 10 miles away from the Deepwater Horizon site have “been leaking oil into the Gulf since 2004, according to federal records.” Read more