The Daily News, Galveston County – Seafood wholesalers feeling the effects: http://galvestondailynews.com/story/157506
Officials – Oil Spill May Last Months: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2011994867_oil31.html
Updates from The New York Times at these links: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/31/us/31spill.html?hp
This article is by Clifford Krauss, John M. Broder and Jackie Calmes.
Published: May 30, 2010
HOUSTON — The Obama administration scrambled to respond on Sunday after the failure of the latest effort to kill the gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. But administration officials acknowledged the possibility that tens of thousands of gallons of oil might continue pouring out until August, when two relief wells are scheduled to be completed.
Even as the White House sought to demonstrate that it was taking a more direct hand in trying to solve the problem, senior officials acknowledged that the new technique BP will use to try to cap the leak — severing the riser pipe and placing a containment dome over the cut riser — could temporarily result in as much as 20 percent more oil flowing into the water during the three days to a week before the new device could be in place.
Terra Imagery from NASA shows a sheen of oil offshore of Port Arthur, near Beaumont Texas. There's a strong likelihood that black area is weathered oil below the water's surface coming ashore on barrier islands southwest of Galveston, Texas. – Sat May 29, 2010 at 04:33:11 PM PDT
"We don't know how to stop this," an oil industry expert Matthew Simmons told the National Geographic today. He strongly doubted temporary efforts such as the "junk shot" to plug the well, calling it "a joke." Simmons said that the oil could flow until the reservoir is depleted. Thu May 13, 2010 at 06:46:22 PM PDT
Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser and La. Gov. Bobby Jindal tour through the Roseau Grasses that mark the coastline of Southeast Louisiana at Pass a Loutre at the mouth of the Mississippi River where oil has washed ashore, Wednesday, May 19, 2010.
Overlaid satellite imagery of BP oil slick better shows its true size.
An eddy spinning off of the Loop current captured spilled oil at the end of last week then pulled it into the Loop current. Mon May 17, 2010 at 09:43:11 AM PDT