Gulf Disaster

Oil Well Is Leaking Again

It was too good to last: Oil is leaking into the Gulf of Mexico once again, as White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said on Monday that BP’s well is leaking at the top, in addition to the seepage that was discovered two miles away. Nevertheless, BP was allowed to keep the well shut, despite the government’s wishes that the company pump the oil to ships on the ocean’s surface. Should the seepage in the sea floor grow, BP may have to open up the cap in order to relieve pressure and prevent the leaks in the sea floor from worsening.