This is just so disgusting there are no words. From The Institute for Southern Studies online magazine Facing South 'The Gulf appears to be bleeding
May 13, 2010

This is just so disgusting there are no words. From The Institute for Southern Studies online magazine Facing South 'The Gulf appears to be bleeding':

Hurricane Creekkeeper John Wathen of Alabama and volunteer pilot Tom Hutchings of SouthWings flew over the Gulf of Mexico on Friday to get a look at the massive oil slick spreading from the site of the BP disaster.

At nine miles out, they began to smell the oil. At 11 miles, they saw a visible sheen on the water. And at mile 87 off the Alabama coast, they reached ground zero of the disaster -- what Wathen described as a "red mass of floating goo" as far as the eye can see.

"The Gulf appears to be bleeding," he said.

"For the first time in my environmental career, I find myself using the word 'hopeless,'" Wathen continued. "We can't stop this. There's no way to prevent this from hitting our shorelines."

h/t Jed

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