Oil Expansion: Deep Water Horizon Spill Reaches Florida
Posted on Jun 7, 2010 in BP Oil Spill
Within the last few days, the oil spill from BP’s Deep Water Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico has reached the tourist driven regions of Florida. On the beaches where thousands of people come to visit each year, tar balls are starting to take route with the seaweed by washing up along the shore with the fluctuations of the tides. The first industry that saw the effects of this negligence on behalf of the energy giant, BP, was the Louisiana and Mississippi fishermen. But now that the oil is extending its range with thousands and thousands of gallons leaking out every day, it seems that the tourist driven coasts of Florida might be plagued this summer with a decrease in the amount of visitors.
While BP is claiming to be capturing more and more leaking oil everyday, the leak has still not been stopped, and incredible amounts of it are still washing around in the gulf. But this claim was enough to have BP’s stocks turn in the positive direction in recent days. Regardless of that, there is still much work to be done to preserve the coastal environment and the industries that are receiving the biggest blows from this human-caused disaster.