As usual, BP is in denial mode. Rawstory had this to say:
A California nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of wildlife has discovered what seems to be a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico near the area of the original Deepwater Horizon spill.2011-08-30 Over flight of the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast by OnWingsOfCare.org founder and pilot Dr. Bonny Schumaker:
Last week, two Louisiana State University men took a boat into the Gulf and returned with video evidence of large blooms of crude oil swelling up to the water's surface where the doomed oil rig once hovered.- Advertisement -
BP had firmly denied that the well is continuing to leak.
"None of this is true," they said in a statement.
Watch this video from OnWingsOfCare.org, uploaded Aug. 30, 2011. (source)- Advertisement -
Rawstory also linked to this article by Judson Parker of the Tallahassee Environmental News Examiner, from which we have this excerpt:
Over the past two weeks, I have been closely following reports of renewed leaking in the Macondo oil field, the site of last year's Deepwater Horizon disaster (Map). First, New Orleans Lawyer Stuart Smith reported that nearly 40 ships were hired by BP to conduct a boom-laying mission over the August 13th weekend. Next, nonprofit organizations On Wings of Care and Gulf Restoration Network conducted a joint flyover of the spill site, bringing back photographic evidence of fresh oil near the site of the Macondo well. This in turn prompted reporters from the Mobile Press-Register to hire a boat out to the site, where they found massive "globules" of oil rising to the surface, creating a growing sheen on the water (you can read about that here).Every effort has to be made at this point to get public officials to acknowledge that "Yes, Houston (or New Orleans or Washington), we have a problem".
Today, pilot Bonny Schumaker of On Wings of Care once again took to the air over the Gulf of Mexico, finding evidence of what appears to be a massive leak near the site of last year's oil drilling disaster. (FOR THE FULL ARTICLE, CLICK HERE)