New estimate: 18.5 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico

First, the Coast Guard told us the exploded oil well wasn’t leaking. Then they told us it’s leaking 40,000 gallons a day. Now, they tell us it’s really 200,000 gallons a day! What will they tell us tomorrow?

After three months — their estimate of how long it will take to stop the leak — over 18 million gallons will have flooded the Gulf of Mexico, devastating the ecosystem.

Posted by James on Friday, April 30, 2010