The more that we learn about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the more we realize that there is a whole lot more going on than we have been told. It just seems like things get more bizarre by the day. So what do we know for sure? Well, we do know that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has officially passed the Exxon Valdez disaster as the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. We also know that the environment along the Gulf coast is being absolutely devastated and that the American Dream is being absolutely destroyed for millions of Americans who live in the region. But now there have been new revelations, which if true, mean that this nightmare is far worse than any of us imagined.
Not that this nightmare of an oil spill needs to get any worse. ABC News correspondent Sam Champion and Philippe Cousteau Jr. recently took cameras down underneath the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to see what was really happening out there under the water and what they found was absolutely stunning….
But now there are new claims that the scope of this environmental disaster is ever worse than we could have dreamed.
Matt Simmons, an energy adviser to former president George W. Bush, recently went on national television and claimed that “there’s another leak, much bigger, 5 to 6 miles away” from the leaking riser and blowout preventer which we’ve all been watching on the underwater cameras….
So could Simmons possibly be right?
The truth is that we just do not know at this point.
But for such a high ranking former member of the U.S. government to make a claim like this is extraordinary.
Someone in an official position should either debunk the claims being made by Simmons or should confirm them.
But the real nightmare in all of this may be the incredibly toxic dispersant that BP has been using in the Gulf of Mexico.
You see, this dispersal agent, which is being pumped directly into the leak over a mile under the Gulf of Mexico, is four times more toxic than oil. In fact, it is one of the most toxic dispersal agents ever created.
So not only will the millions of gallons of this dispersal agent be an absolute nightmare for the Gulf, it will also be an absolute nightmare for wherever this water is carried.
Are you starting to get the picture?
Meanwhile, Barack Obama continues to declare that Washington is “in charge” and is pledging to do whatever is necessary to “shut this down”.
But these days it seems like anything that Washington is “in charge” of ends up becoming an even bigger mess.
Let’s pray that someone can find a way to stop this leak and that the danger from this dispersal agent is not nearly as bad as some are suggesting.
But as we sit here today things look like they are rapidly going from bad to worse.