On the Edge
Walsh, Bryan; Padgett, Tim; Crowley, Michael
Time Magazine, June 14, 2010, v175, #23, pp30-37
The article discusses the likely long-term environmental and economic impact of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to the oil on the surface of the ocean which has threatened wildlife, coastal wetlands and marshes, scientists believe that the long-term environmental and economic threat could result from the massive plumes of oil and dispersants near the bottom of the ocean. The U.S. government has banned fishing in more than 37% of the Gulf of Mexico waters, causing an economic blow to the coastal states which may last for years after the spill is contained.
Bryan Walsh is the environmental columnist at TIME magazine. Tim Padgett is the bureau chief of the Time Magazine in Florida. Michael Crowley is a senior correspondent for TIME Magazine.
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D13/02-10 posted June 24, 2010