BP Spill

Tar Balls Hit Texas Beaches

The oil spill has officially messed with Texas: Over the holiday weekend, beaches along the Bolivar Peninsula and in Galveston were peppered with balls ranging in size from a dime to a golf ball, along with several gallons of oil. Labs tests have confirmed that the oil that hit Crystal Beach on the peninsula is, indeed, from the Deepwater Horizon spill—though it doesn’t appear to have traveled 400 miles in the ocean (the distance between the two sites), which leads some investigators to think it may have been carried to the coast on the side of a ship. Officials are still working to confirm the source of the oil found in Galveston. With the oil's arrived, crude from the Deepwater Horizon blast has now reached all Gulf states.