06/15/2010 07:58 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

BP Workers Accidentally Stomp Pelican Eggs? (PHOTO)

Can you believe BP once would have us believe the Gulf oil gusher was only spewing 40,000 gallons a day?

Today, the Obama administration said its latest estimates show the gusher could be pumping as much as 2.4 million gallons a day into the Gulf of Mexico.

Meanwhile, Louisiana officials are outraged at the discovery of broken brown pelican eggs:

A Plaquemines Parish cleanup crew discovered broken eggs and crushed chicks on Queen Bess Island on Tuesday, and parish leaders are blaming BP workers cleaning up the oil spill for the damage.


"The people BP sent out to clean up oil trampled the nesting grounds of Brown Pelicans and other birds," said Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser. [...]

"Pelicans just came off the endangered species list in November of last year. [...]

"The lack of urgency and general disregard for Louisiana's wetlands and wildlife is enough to make you sick," Nungesser said.

View more pictures of the eggs at WWL-TV"s website.

Photo courtesy Plaquemines Parish government

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