The deep water oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last week is causing some problems. The spill is a big one, and threatens some sensitive coast. There are a lot of endangered and threatened wildlife species that hang out in that area.
The shrimpers and other fishermen on the Texas coast are threatened too, as the water in the Gulf moves from East to West...which brings the oil straight to us. It's going to be a sticky summer on the beach. They're doing what they can to ameliorate the situation, but there's only so much they can do.
What a disaster, on so many levels... loss of human life, ecological damage, economic damage...all are likely to hurt us for a long time.