BP Gulf Oil Spill Updates

TIME magazine cover story oil spillGreenTracker| We have an interesting story from MSNBC on efforts in the Gulf, which have gotten a boost from Mother Nature, with regard to winds blowing the oil away from shorelines. Read about setting the oiled waters on fire, to burn off the oil.

TIME magazine puts the story front of cover in all four editions today. Read The Meaning of the Mess.

The NYTimes has also come with an article about how federal regulators deferred to the oil industry on rig safety. Of interest also is BP’s Chief Sees Progress in Containing Spill, which focuses as much on BP’s corporate image as particulars about containing the oil spill.

The effort to lower the capping container 5,000 down into the ocean has begun, but there’s no reason to assume it will work.