This may look like a rural gravel road, but it's not. It's the surface of a Louisiana waterway covered with hundreds of thousands of dead fish, crabs, eels and stingrays — even a dead whale.
The knee-jerk reactionaries boycotting BP by not buying gas at the company's franchises have made such an impact that station owners are starting to ditch the brand in favor of competitors.
A 49-year-old oil cleanup worker went overboard from a oil skimmer at around 3:00 AM Tuesday morning near the site of the BP oil spill. He was located around 9:00 AM and picked up by the Coast Guard, alive but dehydrated and exhausted. Here's the video of the rescue.
The coolest thing about the humongous Taiwanese oil-skimmer named "A Whale" that's being tested right now in the Gulf isn't the ability to clean 500,000 barrels of oil per day.
Louisiana residents 45 miles off the Gulf of Mexico claim to have videotaped an oily substance raining down. Worst case scenario? It's petroleum mixed with Corexit, the cancer-causing dispersant BP's spraying on its oil slick. Best case scenario? Dirty roads.
Watch it. Laugh at it. Marvel at how quickly things get out of hand. Oh,
company formerly known as British Petroleum
Upright Citizens Brigade, you be some silly, silly people.
Great, now the saw being used to cut the oil pipe is stuck. [AP]
Someone tried their own brand of junk shot on the sign at the SoHo BP service station at the corner of Houston and LaFayette in New York. (Photo Credit: Martin Grossinger, Jalopnik Intern)
BP's "top kill" plan for fixing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill involves enormous ships, a mile of undersea piping, and a 30,000-hp mud pump. How does it work? Let's find out. UPDATE: Live footage of the process!
Last week's rig explosion caused this 600-square-mile oil leak off the shore of Louisiana. Now the slick's a major threat to the rest of the Gulf of Mexico, forcing the Coast Guard to begin setting it on fire. Here's how.