Even if you accept the government's numbers, that still leaves 100 million gallons of oil still in the Gulf, either on the surface, dispersed, or unaccounted for. That's 10 times more than the Exxon-Valdez spilled.
Record flooding in Pakistan displaces millions; temperatures reach 106.3°F in the Ukraine; and the administration75% of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon blow-out has been taken care of by Mother Nature. Whew.
The US Defense Department authorized the deployment of the Louisiana National Guard to help local communities in the cleanup and removal of oil. Whether critical habitats can be protected from contamination is the question of the hour.
According to leaked reports on Wednesday, the Kerry-Graham-Lieberman draft of the climate bill would gut the Clean Air Act and over-ride existing state laws that provide critical environmental protections.
Corporations are not just citizens united to make protected speech, but artificial structures entitled to legal and tax advantages different from individual citizens. They exist for the avowed purpose of making money -- not advocating policy.
W.H. Climate Change Policy Director Carol Browner said, "I've been in and out of D.C. for twenty years, and there's sort of that tipping point that happens, where everyone who talks starts saying not 'if' but 'when.'"