BP Oil Slick vs. South Carolina

After multiple failed attempts at stopping the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP is now faced with being responsible for arguably the worst man-made environmental catastrophe our country has ever experienced.  The flow rate is estimated at 200,000 gallons of oil per day and is not expected to stop anytime soon.

As of May 10th, the size of the oil slick has grown significantly.  In order to fully grasp the severity and enormity of the recent BP oil disaster, we think it’s important to put the size of this thing into perspective…

A comparative overlay of the size of the BP oil slick (as of May 10, 2010) vs. the state of South Carolina.

We and so many other Waterkeepers around the world are working over-time with Waterkeeper Alliance and our Gulf Waterkeepers to assure that the impacted communities, and our own, are defended from this disaster and that the environmental resources on which we all depend are protected.

To stay up to date with what’s happening on the ground, visit the Save Our Gulf website created by Charleston’s very own Waterkeeper, Cyrus Buffum.

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