The Gulf Oil Crisis…. Been going to the beach, Navarre Beach, my beach, a lot lately. Last week, for the first time, there were globs of oil along with the usual small tar balls. As Hurricane Alex blew through the lower Gulf of Mexico, the skimmers stopped skimming and the rough surf brought more oil ashore. And now a second storm may be brewing in the southern Gulf of Mexico.
It’s been 77 days since crude oil started spewing into the Gulf. BP still doesn’t seem to have any answers. Gulf Oil Crisis….hmmm….maybe Environmental Disaster is a better tag line.